Politics & Government

March 12, 2012 6:13 AM

California lawmakers raise unlimited funds for personal causes

California Assemblyman Sandré Swanson formed his own nonprofit foundation last year and raised tens of thousands of dollars from Capitol interests for youth scholarships. Only a handful of California's 132 statewide officeholders solicit for charity foundations they personally founded, but the practice has grown since 1997, when California opted not to set limits on such fundraising.

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