Looking to propose a shareholder vote? It may get tougher

Washington • If you’re a shareholder in a major corporation, having your voice heard may soon become harder. Tucked into a Republican bill to defang the Dodd-Frank financial rules is a provision to make it more difficult to bring proposals to a shareholder vote. It would mean fewer investors could force votes on issues important to them — from executive pay to political spending to gender discrimination. The House is to vote on the legislation this week. On its surface, the provision to weaken s...

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