By Torey Van Oot
Published: Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013 – 2:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013 – 11:26 am
Thirteen years after California instituted campaign finance limits, lawmakers at the state Capitol are making broad use of a maneuver to avoid them.
In addition to their campaign accounts, legislators create “ballot measure” committees of their own that set no limits on the amount donors can contribute. The committees allow legislators to ask special interests for far more than the $4,100 per election they can solicit for their own campaigns.
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