Monday, April 28, 2008

House Committee approves removal of campaign contribution limits

Sen. Charlie Shields' bill to remove all campaign contribution limits received a "do pass' recommendation from the House Rules Committee.

Shields, a St. Joseph Republican, says that removing the contribution limits will increase transparency and eliminate the various committees that have been laundering contributions.

Apparently, he never considered the idea of maintaining contribution limits and making the laundering process illegal.

The bill, has an emergency clause, meaning that instead of waiting until Aug. 28 to take effect as most laws do, this one is so important that it has go to into effect immediately. It is great to see that our legislators know their priorities.

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