AntiCorruption Measure Cleared For Signatures

first_imgSupporters of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at public corruption have been given the OK to begin gathering signatures.Download AudioThe measure would make it a felony for public officials to legislate competitive advantages for or direct appropriations to themselves, business associates, family members, employers or past, present or sought-after campaign contributors.Contributors would include donors to third-party groups backing the election of those officials.Those benefiting from violations they induced would also face a felony.Before leaving office, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified the initiative application, giving supporters a year to gather over 28,000 signatures. Their goal is to get it on the 2016 ballot.A primary sponsor of the measure, Ray Metcalfe, says members of government should make decisions based on merit, not on who contributes to their campaigns.last_img read more