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Alabama: PAC-to-PAC transfers bill killed

The Birmingham News reports: A proposed ban on the shuffling of money between political action committees died on the final night of the legislative session.

The campaign finance reform measure died in conference committee despite having been the first bill passed by the House of Representatives this year.

Bill sponsor Rep. Jeff McLaughlin, D-Guntersville, said he was frustrated with the Senate delays on the bill. ...

McLaughlin has tried for several years to get legislators to approve a ban on the convoluted transfers among committees that make it difficult to tell who is funding political campaigns. Despite his frustration, he said he will once again bring the bill next session.

McLaughlin said he had not been able to get two senators on the six-member conference committee to agree to a compromise. -- Alabama legislature kills PAC transfer ban- al.com

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