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California Senate Suspends Contribution Blackout Period

On May 12, 2016, the California Senate voted to suspend its self-imposed “blackout period” on Senators soliciting or accepting contributions from lobbyist employers.  With the first blackout period set to begin upon the impending release of the Governor’s “May Revise” budget, the Senate suspended Rule 56 to allow Senators to continue fundraising into the budget negotiation season and during the last month of the legislative session.

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