April 18, 2007
Campaign finance reform bills up today

The three campaign finance reform bills that I mentioned before are on the calendar today for the House Elections Committee. There will be a press event put on by Texans for Public Justice in support of them today in Austin. Here's the scoop:

Under the banner of Texans Against Big Money, campaign reform advocates and the sponsors of three bills to limit campaign money will hold a brief press conference to discuss the legislation's impact on Texas elections. House Elections Committee Chairman Leo Berman has scheduled the bills for public hearings on Wednesday afternoon.

When: Wednesday, April 18, 1:30 PM
Where: State Capitol, South Steps

Who: Speakers will include:
Rep. Mark Strama sponsor of HB 110
Rep. Mike Villarreal, sponsor of HB 111
Rep. Todd Smith, sponsor of HB 1085
Mary Finch, League of Women Voters of Texas
John Courage, True Courage Action Network
Craig McDonald, Texans for Public Justice
Mario Perez, Common Cause

You may recall that a similar effort met with an inglorious end in 2005. We'll see what happens this time around.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 18, 2007 to That's our Lege