Campaign finance loopholes closed this year

Representative Craig Hall had a couple of great bills this year. One of them was HB246, officially titled “Government Ethics Revision,” which dealt with reporting deadlines and lobbyists. Whether through deliberate intentions, neglect or ignorance, some candidates were not filing reports on time – and there were no consequences. Representative Hall, an advocate for ethics, openness…

Maxine Waters and holes

Remember the #1 rule of holes?  When you’re in one, STOP DIGGING.  Well, apparently Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) never learned that rule.  Or can’t recognize a hole when she’s in one. Already up on ethics charges for funky financial dealings, she is now exploiting FEC rules to raise big bucks from California politicians.   She charges…