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Changes May Come to Political Practices Commission

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State lawmakers are looking for new ways to choose the regulator of candidate conduct during campaign season.

The committee voting Wednesday on whether or not create a panel who would choose the Commissioner of Political Practices nominees for Governor Steve Bullock to appoint.

Currently, the Governor does not have to pick the candidates who are recommended, but his appointments must be confirmed by the Senate.

The Senate has not confirmed an appointee since 2010 which has led to accusations of partisan politics.

The panel wants to improve the commissioner's credibility and effectiveness. Another suggestion is that they may appoint a full commission to carry out these duties.

 

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