State of California Archives: on Government Reform


Alan Lowenthal: Regulate corporate & union campaign contributions

Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: Yes.

Source: California Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

Jared Huffman: Ban "independent expenditures"; they're out of control

Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: Yes. So-called "independent expenditures" are out of control and should be banned. This will require a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United case. I support such an amendment.

Source: California Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

Julia Brownley: Limit campaign contributions and campaign spending

Q: Do you support limits on individual contributions to candidates for state government?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Action Committees (PAC) contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: Corporate?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Party contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Source: California Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2010

Julia Brownley: Lengthen term limits for state legislators

Q: Your opinion on term limits?

A: Term limits for state legislators needs to be evaluated. Six years in the Assembly is too short and should be extended somewhat.

Source: California Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2010

Bill Jones: Make government more open and responsive

Jones has been a consistent doer, someone who has changed how government works, and made it more open & responsive to the people it serves. As a Legislator, he authored some of the key regulatory reforms that cut through California’s notorious red tape, and helped lead our State’s economic recovery in the 1990s. As Secretary of State, he brought State government into the 21st Century of information technology, made the elections process more open, and championed campaign finance reform.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, jonesforcalifornia.com Aug 13, 2004

Dan Quayle: Appoint judges who won’t push a political agenda

The most enduring presidential legacy is in the federal courts. We can win debates, we can achieve legislative victories, and we can succeed in citizen initiatives-but it will all be in vain if we have judges who step in and substitute their political agenda for the wisdom of the people. The most important qualification for the federal bench [should be] whether they are well qualified, show respect for the Constitution, and appreciate the indispensable role of religion and morality in our society.
Source: Speech to the Commonwealth Club of California May 19, 1999

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