Campaign finance: Getting the legislature out of bed with lobbyists

By Nancy Neff, Letter to the Editor

Californians have long suspected that the Legislature is in bed with lobbyists; now we know it is sometimes literally true.

Most voters believe that the state is run for the benefit of a few big interests ("How far will voters go to fix California?" Open Forum, Sept. 16). We can alter that relationship in a very real and substantial way by voting for public financing of election campaigns - the California Fair Elections Act on our June 2010 ballot.

Public funding would make officials accountable to voters, not big money.

Palo Alto

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