The Miami Herald reported yesterday that the House speaker wants to close State slush funds:
"The most dramatic proposal of the 47-page bill is its goal of eliminating almost 700 Committees of Continuing Existence, political committees that can collect unlimited campaign checks but may not expressly advocate for candidates. The CCEs have been increasingly used as personal slush funds by candidates who can legally spend the unrestricted money on travel, entertainment and meals as well as steer money to other candidates and causes."
The bill does call for an increase of campaign donations from $500 to $10,000. corporations are contributing that anyway in the CCE's. The CCE's are sometimes collecting $100,000 from one donor. At least we would know who is BUYING our candidates if it is in the campaign report.
This is the best news EVER!! I write about these funds ALL THE TIME. Just last Friday I wrote about these CCE's. How about you call State Rep. Will Weatherford and thank him: 813 558-5115 or email him. Does he have the votes, I sure hope so. Will, don't bother trying to get support from Erik Fresen on this, he is a lost cause.