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FPPC Chair weighs in on the regulation of campaign finance

Citizens vote on Election Day at Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California, as Americans flock to the polls nationwide to decide between President Barack Obama, his Rebuplican challenger Mitt Romney, and a wide range of other issues. Alhambra is one of 6 cities in California's 49th Assembly District, the state's first legislative district where Asian-Americans make up the majority of the population. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Citizens vote on Election Day at Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, California,

As the chair of The Fair and Political Practices Committee, Jodi Remke has made ethical political donations a priority.

As the chair of The Fair and Political Practices Committee, Jodi Remke has made ethical political donations a priority.

This includes ensuring the legality of all campaign finance activity for lobbying and expenditures, not to mention the regulation of “dark money.”

Remke is now leading the FPPC in a revamp of the Political Reform Act, which was designed to regulate campaign finance. Since its inception in 1974, the Act has undergone many changes making it difficult to interpret. This has created an advantage to those who want to find loopholes in where election money goes.

Larry Mantle speaks to Remke today on the revision of the Act, what steps are taken ahead of elections to enforce regulations and new technology tools for transparency.

Political Reform Act 2016 by scprweb

Guest:

Jodi Remke, Chair, The Fair and Political Practices Committee

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