The Senate Elections Committee is considering three bills that are anti-voter and pro-big money.
HB2665 allows candidates to exceed the contribution amounts set last year by Republican lawmakers for the general election by 100%. That's an extra $2,000 for wealthy individuals and $8,000 for big-money Super PACS. It's currently illegal
HB2615 lets big money launder money through a representative's officeholder account. It creates a new scheme to prevent transparency and support the lawmaker's campaign or issue ads. Officeholder accounts were created to increase interaction with constituents about policy matters, not to be used for political campaigns.
HB2407 must be amended so that the Secretary of State is required to provide equal access to Clean Elections candidates to any streamlined, online reporting system. As written, the bill gives the option to the SoS.