Campaign Finance Bill Under Debate
Critics say it’s time to tighten the laws amid reporting that some officials have used campaign donations to pay for clothing, rent and travel.
The Mississippi house has voted to study campaign finance laws rather than change them this year.
House Elections Committee Chairman Bill Denny of Jackson says a study group would help lawmakers better understand whether changes are needed.
The bill now returns to the senate, which could either accept or reject the study committee that the house added to the original bill.