Money

By Patrick McGreevy
August 30, 2014

California lawmakers approved a measure Saturday that would require the state to develop a new Internet-based campaign filing and public display system and that candidates file electronic disclosures of their campaign finances every calendar quarter, instead of the current semi-annual filing schedule.

State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced the bill in response to scandals including the indictments of Democratic state Sens. Ronald S. Calderon of Montebello and Leland Yee on public corruption charges.

Yee is accused of accepting campaign contributions from undercover FBI agents in exchange for official action and help in brokering a deal for guns and shoulder-fired rockets.

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