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Lawmakers could face restrictions on soliciting money for nonprofits
Lawmakers could face restrictions on soliciting money for nonprofits

Lawmakers early Saturday approved a measure that would prohibit elected officials from soliciting contributions for nonprofit groups controlled by the official or a family member and that would limit the personal use of campaign funds. The bill by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) also prohibits gifts of campaign funds controlled by an official to a nonprofit run by the official or a family member. "It's just another way in which we can control the use of campaign funds, prevent their misuse, while also bringing transparency to nonprofits," Hill said. The bill, which now goes to the governor for consideration, was introduced after Democratic state Sen. Ronald Calderon...

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