3.28.18 political law links

CA: FUNDS DONATED.  SDUT.   “County Board of Supervisors candidate Bonnie Dumanis has given $15,000 to a community safety fund over the past three years and is offering receipts from the charitable donations as evidence that she has unloaded any tainted money from a federal campaign-finance case.”

CA:  FAMILY SUPPORT.  MB.  “Eleni Kounalakis’ bid to become California lieutenant governor has received a $2.02 million boost from a familiar face: Angelo Tsakopoulos, her father.”

MD:  PROTECTING INCUMBENTS.   BS.  “By imposing low limits on campaign contributions, legislators can force their opponents to spend more time fundraising instead of speaking with voters. Unfortunately, a new index developed at the Institute for Free Speech has just named Maryland one of the five worst states in the nation at protecting political giving freedom. In these states, challengers and political newcomers struggle to get their message out.”

PA:  REFORMS UNVEILED.   TO.  “Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday introduced what he described as a 21st century voting reform plan for Pennsylvania that includes an independent commission to draw electoral maps, same-day voter registration and campaign finance reform.”

WA:  REFORM COMMITTEE MEETS.  SR.  “Overall, the measure requires more frequent and more detailed campaign finance reporting, extends reporting requirements to local elections, and requires entities doing independent campaign expenditures and out-of-state entities donating large sums to Idaho PACs or candidates to identify the source of the money.”


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