Committee rejects better reporting of independent campaign expenditures.

A Senate committee this morning killed HB 1893 by Rep. Jana Della Rosa to require more timely reporting by independent expenditure committees that advocate for or against election of candidates.The bill failed on a roll call vote with Sens. Bob Ballinger and Trent Garner leading the opposition. Garner said it chilled free speech. Ballinger said he opposed more controls on private citizens.Della Rosa said she was "irritated" that she wasn't being told who was against the bill. "Come get your...

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