FEC Cancels Conferences
Blaming budgetary shortfalls, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has cancelled the remaining campaign finance conferences through Summer 2006 (and the end of its fiscal year). The FEC usually hosts several conferences per year to address the particular issues faced by trade associations, business corporations and their PACs. According to a March 2, 2006, press release, the FEC intends to offer other educational programs to assist candidates and committees in complying with the byzantine rules and interpretations thereof. The FEC advises interested persons to check its website at www.fec.gov for the latest developments.