Lawmakers are working on a bill to increase transparency among campaign financing committees, a move they say would help boost public trust in the legislative system.
State Sen. Craig Pridemore of Vancouver says the bill aims to ensure that voters know who is speaking when they receive campaign materials.
The bill imposes stricter regulations about the naming of political action committees, or PACs, to help clarify where money is coming from for particular campaigns. It also lowers the threshold of monetary contributions at which donors must be identified.
The Democratic senator says the bill is still a work in progress, and adds he is looking forward to honing it further.