Here is disturbing piece in today’s Sacramento Bee that shows all the “gift giving” by special interests going on in Sacramento. It is because of practices like these that I have made campaign finance reform a top priority on my legislative agenda. Last year, I introduced legislation to establish a “Clean Money” public financing system for our elections. A Clean Money system, based on a successful Arizona model, would allow anybody to run for office without including big campaign contributions from special interests. I will be releasing more on this later, but take a look at this piece and tell me if you feel the time has come for real and genuine campaign finance reform.