Editorial: Don't negotiate state sovereignty
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The state of California should not negotiate its campaign finance requirements on a tribe-by-tribe basis, The Sacramento Bee says in an editorial.

"Getting each one of them to agree to comply with campaign disclosure laws in negotiations with the state would be very difficult, if not impossible," the paper says. "Willingness to negotiate over this core state prerogative also leaves California's own sovereign status in doubt and its authority to control and regulate its political system dangerously weakened."

The paper refers to recent court decisions involving the Fair Political Practices Commission. In one case, a judge said the commission can force tribes to comply with its reporting requirements but the judge in the other case arrived at the opposite conclusion.

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Editorial: Split decision (The Sacramento Bee 4/29)

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