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The fate of California's biggest campaign donor disclosure bill may hinge on some small details

Members of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Members of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

You wouldn't expect to see the leader of California’s campaign watchdog agency rooting for Gov. Jerry Brown to veto sweeping new disclosure rules for political donors. And yet, that’s where things stand in a seven-year debate over helping voters follow the money.

"I think we can do better than this bill," said Jodi Remke, chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Remke and her staff have raised a red flag about the fine print tucked inside Assembly Bill 249, the “California Disclose Act,” that rewrites rules for campaign contributions that are "earmarked."

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