Putting a Halt to Special Interest Money

From the OC Register:

Tustin attorney Mark Bucher has been turned back twice by unions in his effort to make it harder for them to collect dues for political spending, but he has a broader target this time around.

Make it harder for both unions and corporations to contribute to campaigns, and ban contributions from government contractors to elected officials involved in hiring those contractors.

The campaign for his proposed statewide ballot measure has submitted 920,000 signatures toward qualifying for the ballot next year, he said. Of those, 504,760 must be valid registered voters. Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley recommends petitioners gather 50 percent more than the number need, a ratio Bucher has well exceeded. Kelley said Orange County received 64,738 of those petition signatures. The verification process is expected to begin next week.

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