Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New Lawsuit Filed Against Public Financing in CA

On Dec. 12, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and retired State Senator and Judge Quentin L. Kopp filed suit against California Gov. Brown and the Fair Political Practices Commission to invalidate a new law that would allow public funds to be used for Political Campaigning.

In 1988, California voters amended the Political Reform Act by adopting Proposition 73. Among other things, Prop 73 outlawed Public Financing of Campaigns and Prohibited Candidates from accepting Public Funds for Campaigns.

In September, 2016, the Gov. signed Senate Bill 1107 which provides that a “candidate may expend or accept public moneys for the purpose of seeking elective office” from a Fund established to Finance Campaigns with Taxpayer Dollars.

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