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Government Accountability Board to see if they can legally regulate issue ads

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State officials will see if they have the legal authority to regulate some of the nastiest political ads.

The Government Accountability Board told its staff yesterday to draft a rule to be considered in October, which regulates so-called "issue ads."

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They'll also provide guidance on the board's authority. The ads go after a candidate's stands on certain issues and because they don't tell you who to vote for, they don't have to say who pays for the attacks.

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