Kathleen Blanco on Government Reform

Democratic LA Governor

More disclosure and more campaign rules

[We will ask for legislation to] prohibit the governor or any member of the Legislature from accepting a campaign contribution or a loan to a campaign fund during a regular legislative session.

We will ask for legislation to require financial disclosure for all statewide elected officials and members of the Legislature so that the public can have greater confidence about our independence from special interests.

We will propose legislation requiring lobbyist disclosure for expenditures involving the governor, my staff and any member of the executive branch. This provision now applies to the Legislature.

Another bill is aimed at shedding more light on expenditures made by outside groups or individuals who attempt to influence our elections, by reporting spending within 48 hours, just as candidates must do.

The final ethics bill I will offer is aimed at stopping individuals from making secret contributions to candidates by giving money in someone else’s name.

Source: 2004 State of the State Address , Mar 29, 2004

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