Get Behind Clean-Money Law

*Letter to the editor

By William Walzer, Berkeley

Your article about the prison guards' contract (Page 9A, March 5) clearly shows that clean money legislation (AB 2949) introduced by Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, would save far more money than it would cost.

The guards' union was able to donate $3 million to legislators and the governor in the last two years and use that to gain a contract windfall of hundreds of millions per year by 2006. Preventing this one instance of political corruption would pay for the entire campaign finance system and put a ``Not for Sale'' sign in front of the Capitol.

William Walzer
Berkeley


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