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The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance announced on September 11, 2017, that it had levied its largest fine ever. The ruling requires a group backing the 2016 Yes on 2 ballot question, Families for Excellent Schools — Advocacy, to pay $426,466 for “receiving contributions from individuals and then contributing those funds to the Great Schools Massachusetts Ballot Question Committee in a manner intended to disguise the source of the money.”

Paul Sagan, Governor Charlie Baker’s appointed chair of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, was among the donors whose contributions were hidden. Reports that Sagan had contributed $100,000 to the Yes on 2 effort were dismissed by Governor Baker as a “nothingburger.” Yet the new OCPF disclosures reveal that days before this so-called nothingburger donation was made, Sagan had already contributed $500,000 to FESA, which kept the donations secret. At the time the $100,000 donation was being dismissed as trivial, an opportunity was missed to come clean about Sagan’s additional half-million-dollar donation.


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