Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Clean Money.... Before & After

Before: California

The California Clean Money Bill and Fair Elections Act (AB 583) passed the State Assembly on Monday by a vote of 47 to 26. On to the State Senate..... Details here.

After: Arizona

From AP: A little-noticed news
item from last Friday....

An Arizona legislator has been removed from office for overspending during his 2004 primary race, making him the first lawmaker in the country to be ousted for violating a state's public campaign financing system.

After a five-month court battle, the Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ordered first-term Republican Rep. David Burnell Smith to leave office at midnight.

Read on...

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