Ethics commission outlaws soliciting contributions for PACs


The Kansas Ethics Commission reversed precedent this week, deciding that it would forbid lawmakers from soliciting contributions for political action committees or party committees during the legislative session.

The panel handed down an opinion that overruled a 2007 decision that allowed lawmakers to raise money for PACs or party committees.

Currently, the state bans legislators from raising money from lobbyists, political committees, businesses and anyone other than an individual during the session.

However in 2007, the ethics commission drew a distinction between who was making the contribution and how the contribution was used.

By drilling down on the fact that . . .


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