By PE Politics
on October 25, 2010 5:02 PM

The fight over measures L and M on Riverside County’s ballot continues to get more expensive.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Association pumped another $200,000 into the Yes on Measure L campaign on Oct. 5 and Oct. 16, bringing total contributions to $738,660 so far this year, newly released records show.

The Yes on Measure L campaign spent $225,021 since Oct. 1 and $684,273 so far this year. The campaign has $7,855 in unpaid bills, records show.

The campaign for the competing Measure M raised an additional $14,825 from Oct. 1 through Oct. 16, bringing total contributions to $137,197 so far this year, records show. Since Oct. 1, the Yes on M campaign has spent $141,201 and $183,972 so far this year. The campaign has $61,226 in unpaid bills.

Measure L is backed by the sheriff’s association and would prohibit the Board of Supervisors from increasing or decreasing public-safety pension benefits without a vote of the electorate.

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