Calif. Limits Use Of Ballot Measure Committees

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's campaign watchdog agency has
approved regulations that are designed to keep politicians from
using ballot measure committees as slush funds.

The rules were approved Thursday and require that committees
formed by candidates or officeholders to support or oppose ballot
measures use their money for that purpose.

More than two dozen officials including, Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger, have formed ballot measure committees.

There are no limits in most instances on how much donors can
give to those committees. The money has been used to pay for
attorneys' fees, voter registration drives and to fund political
parties.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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