RI Senate Voting on Various Election Reform Bills

Perhaps I should say “election change”…? Today, the RI Senate is supposed to discuss and vote on:
S0020 – “This act would reduce the waiting period required for disaffiliation with a political party from 90 days to 29 days.”
S0760 – “…an individual cannot file a declaration of candidacy for more than one elected public office, either state or local, in the same election cycle and the filing of a declaration thereby withdraws any previously filed declarations for an elected public office, either state or local, in said election cycle.”
S0740A – “…move the primary date for election of delegates to national conventions from the first Tuesday in March to the first Tuesday in February beginning with 2008 and every fourth year thereafter.”
S0725 – “…limit political party committees from contributing more than $25,000 to any group of candidates as opposed to present law which limits such amounts to any one candidate. In addition, it would limit it to one thousand dollars ($1,000) the maximum allowed contribution that a political party committee can make to any candidate more in any one calendar year.”
S0189 – “…prevent employees of local canvassing authorities from serving on local canvassing boards.”
Stay tuned…

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Greg
Greg
14 years ago

“…prevent employees of local canvassing authorities from serving on local canvassing boards.”
That’s exactly the type of “DUH!” legislation that shows how backwards and corrupt this state is. Only in this state would the people looking for approval be the same people GRANTING that approval.
And I bet it gets defeated.

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