State Needs Clean Money
To paraphrase an expression: Money tends to corrupt, and
lots of money corrupts absolutely.
The California Clean Money Campaign has a different idea.
Clean Money is a voluntary system of publicly funded
political campaigns for elected statewide and legislative
offices. The bill sets up a system for cleanly financed
state elections and, if passed, would place a measure on
the ballot to adopt public financing for all statewide and
legislative races in California. It is patterned after the
successful Clean Money systems now working in Arizona and
For a trivial amount of money â€" compared with
the overall state budget â€" the people of
California can ensure that elected officials are beholden
to the voters only. It is time for the people of California
to act before the only voices in government are
millionaires and corporations.
â€" Steve Kane,Thousand Oaks
(The writer is co-chairman of California Clean Money
Campaign Ventura County. â€" Editor)
See the article on Ventura County Star website