May 24, 2011

Sun editorial applauds "common-sense" campaign finance reform bill

The Las Vegas Sun ran an editorial this morning on AB452, the campaign finance reform bill slowly making it's way through the Legislature.

The editorial highlights how AB452 would increase political transparency.

The legislation would require candidates to file four days before early voting starts and four days before Election Day in both primary and general elections. Candidates, political action groups, independent campaigns, recall committees and legal defense funds would all be subject to the legislation’s requirements.
Ultimately, the Sun applauded the "common-sense" legislation and said voters "should know who is funding political campaigns, and this legislation would give people much better — and much more timely — information."

The bill is currently in the Senate and awaits a floor vote in the final two weeks of session.