California’s “ethics agency” considers a partisan plan to help protect Josh Newman

A story by Patrick McGreevey in today’s Los Angeles Times reports that the state’s campaign watchdog agency — the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) — is poised at its meeting tomorrow “to open the spigot for large political contributions that would help an embattled Democratic Inflatable obstacle course for sale state senator fend off a recall campaign, a change that opponents say is tainted by secret talks between a commissioner and a Democratic attorney.”

Josh NewmanThe article explains: “The state Fair Political Practices Commission last month began the process of lifting the $4,400 limit on political contributions by elected officials to anti-recall campaigns. The change was requested by Democrats to help state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who is facing an effort to remove him from office after his vote in April for a $52-billion gas and vehicle tax package.”

Read the entire article in the Los Angeles Times . . .

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