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Lobbyists in California will be banned from throwing lavish fundraising parties at their homes and offices for state candidates under a bill signed Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who vetoed other proposals introduced in the wake of a series of ethics scandals.
"As public servants, we have a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the offices we serve in," said state Senator Ricardo Lara, a Democrat from the Los Angeles suburb of Huntington Park, who introduced the bill.
Brown vetoed several other bills aimed at tightening campaign finance rules, however, including three introduced after two state senators were indicted on corruption charges.
They will still have them at banquet halls and hotels.
originally posted by: howmuch4another
getting the lobby money out of politics and abolishing PAC's are the biggest steps to being a democracy again.....politicians are whores.
I wish this had some teeth but sadly I agree with Tinner