Next Time: REAL Campaign Finance Reform

Yesterday AB 20 died in committee. That’s good, because the bill was a one-sided attempt at campaign finance reform that banned donations from only one of the sectors that collects billions each year under agreements with the state and its subdivisions. Next time we hope the Legislature takes up a comprehensive bill that bans donations from corporations, unions and associations that receive money, or whose shareholders, employees or members receive money, under agreements with the state. Residents, not suppliers, are the customers who should be served by legislators. Political donations from suppliers of public services must be banned.

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