The Reform that Makes All Other Reforms Possible
The latest figures on the governorâ€™s colossal fund-raising and fund-spending career are jaw-dropping. Barbara Oâ€™Connor, a politics and media expert at California State University, Sacramento, has claimed that the governorâ€™s special election could see â€œan excess of $500 million in spending,â€ and thatâ€™s in an off-election year.
Californiaâ€™s voters are sickened and alienated. They donâ€™t want the special election, and they do want their elected officials to do their job: taking care of Californiaâ€™s business.
There is only one way to convert our decayed, dysfunctional political system, and that is by passing a bill to provide clean money for public elections. Such a bill is now in our Legislature: Assembly Bill 583, sponsored by Assemblywoman Loni Hancock. Maine and Arizona passed similar legislation in 1998, which broke the hold of special interests on their legislators.
Itâ€™s bipartisan, itâ€™s healthy, and itâ€™s the one reform that makes all other reform possible. Check it out: www.CAclean.org.
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