Ravalli Republic: Campaign finance becoming state, local issues
There’s almost zero chance Congress will seriously consider this year a single bill aimed at reforming the nation’s weakened money-in-politics laws.
Going local is a different story: State lawmakers are engaging in full-throated debate on campaign finance proposals — with some surprising outcomes.
“There has been a concerted effort … to try to find every vulnerability in existing limits,” said Tara Malloy of the Campaign Legal Center. “And they’ve had success.”