CONSIDER THIS: Campaign Finance Reform - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

CONSIDER THIS: Campaign Finance Reform

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If you contribute to a political campaign you probably expect that money to be used to help elect that person to office. However, in Mississippi, politicians could use the money for non-campaign purposes such as a mortgage payment, funerals, clothing, automobiles, tuition or undocumented loans.

Fortunately, Mississippi lawmakers agree that public officials shouldn't spend campaign money on themselves and approved legislation to make that official. The measure now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant for approval.

This is a positive move for the state and a needed change for Mississippi’s campaign rules. 

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