August 17, 2017 •
FPPC Votes to Change Recall Election Campaign Finance Rule
On August 17, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) voted to reverse a longstanding rule that limited how much money politicians and their committees can give to a candidate-controlled recall committee.
The 2002 FPPC opinion that was reversed by today’s vote limited politician contributions to candidate-controlled recall committees to $4,400.
The rule change now allows politicians to give unlimited amounts of money to help fight the recall of Democratic Senator Josh Newman.
Chair Jodi Remke was the only dissenting commissioner in the 3-1 final vote.
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