SACRAMENTO (KCBS) — Even seasoned lawmakers will admit it: campaign finance reform can be a tricky issue for legislators and constituents to tackle. But with the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, the topic is again circulating in Sacramento and beyond.
Yee took contributions given to him by undercover FBI agents in exchange for favors and meetings with organized crime members. These are headlines screaming for action. It’s the sort of thing that lawmakers feel they have to respond to, especially since he is the third state senator to recently face charges. But for all the talk that may we hear, we will need to see a walk because it’s mostly business as usual in Sacramento.