Monday, June 11, 2007

Pa. House reform panel's latest votes



Pa. House reform panel's latest votes

By The Associated Press

The Speaker's Legislative Reform Commission voted on proposals related to the General Assembly's size and campaign finance on Monday:


_Reduce size of 253-member Legislature.

_Set specified limits on campaign contributions.

_Public financing of state campaigns.

_Add campaign finance disclosure prior to elections.


_"Seek to lessen growth" in Legislature's spending.

_Establish unspecified limits on contributions in races for governor, General Assembly and other state races.


_Limit contributions by those seeking noncompetitive bids for state contracts.

_Force disclosure of finances by "527" advocacy groups for their attempts to influence Pennsylvania elections.

Note: Commission recommendations are not binding on the House of Representatives.

A service of the Associated Press(AP)



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