Yesterday, on a bipartisan vote from the Mississippi House, a meaningful campaign finance bill was passed. Last year the Mississippi Senate passed a similar bill which died in the House late in the session.
This bill may not be the end-all, but it’s light years away from the current circumstance on campaign finance regulations. It prohibits personal expenditures not directly related to running for office. For those who finish running for office (by filing a termination report), it provides a pretty strict framework for how those moneys are to be handled.
9 Democrats and 3 Republicans voted against the measure’s passage.
Time will tell what the Senate will do and whether or not the Governor signs it, but one way or the other, this is a platform for Republicans that ultimately needs to be delivered on this session.
That’s your #msleg . . . . #billoftheday.