The Journal-Inquirer is reporting that Democratic leaders Rep. Jim Amann and Sen. Don Williams will not be bringing campaign finance reform to a vote during the upcoming special session. Both seem to be indicating that they don't have the votes right now. The J-I is also reporting that fundraising has increased dramatically as lawmakers try to grab as much money as possible before the laws change.
This is nonsense. Democrats (the ones who aren't currently holding office) want this bill done. Campaign finance reform is in the state's best interest, it should have been done last June. Democratic leaders continue to stall, however, making themselves look greedy and selfish in the process. Despite what they may think, it doesn't matter one way or the other to Governor Rell. She'll continue to look great next to the Democrats, and one way or the other campaign finance reform will probably get done.
Let's hope they figure this out soon.
Phaneuf, Keith. "Dems go for the Bucks." Journal-Inquirer 7 October, 2005.