Daily Media Links 1/24: Bill imposing a lobbyist fee gets mixed reactions, McDuffie wants to mandate campaign finance training, and more…

In the News   CSPAN: Cato Institute Explores Effects of ‘Citizens United’ Ruling  The first panel examined the decision and looked to answer what, if anything, changed about elections following the Supreme Court decision. John Samples, director of the Center for Representative Government at the Cato Institute, moderated this discussion between Robert Bauer, a partner at […]

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Daily Media Links 1/23: The Governor’s Megabucks, Chamber of Commerce racks up $135 million lobbying tab for 2012, and more…

CCP   Watch Cato Event “Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now” Live  By Joe Trotter In honor of the third anniversary of the Citizens United decision, the Cato Institute is holding an event this morning titled “Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?.” If you would like to view the […]

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Watch Cato Event “Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now” Live

In honor of the third anniversary of the Citizens United decision, the Cato Institute is holding an event this morning titled “Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?.” If you would like to view the panels but are unable to attend in person, you can watch the event live at this link. The first panel, beginning at 9am and titled […]

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Daily Media Links 1/22: Fix campaign finance laws with finesse, Alaskans lead effort to make Congress work, and more…

CCP   Reflections on Free Speech on the Third Anniversary of Citizens United  By Sarah Lee It’s fitting the third anniversary of Citizens United v Federal Election Commission falls on inauguration weekend. The case allowed new ways for citizens to participate in campaigns, a fact publicly derided by progressives and reformers yet privately taken advantage […]

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Reminder: Cato Institute Event: Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?

Tomorrow morning the Cato Institute is holding an event about the Citizens United decision titled “Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?.”  The event, which includes two panels, “After Citizens United: Did Elections Change?,” and “The Future of Campaign Finance Regulation,” begins at 9am. CCP Chairman Bradley Smith is featured in the first […]

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Reflections on Free Speech on the Third Anniversary of Citizens United

It’s fitting the third anniversary of Citizens United v Federal Election Commission falls on inauguration weekend. The case allowed new ways for citizens to participate in campaigns, a fact publicly derided by progressives and reformers yet privately taken advantage of by the candidates they support, including President Obama. Despite the liberal condemnation of the money Citizens United brought to campaigns, […]

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Daily Media Links 1/18: Former Counsel to Paterson Is Fined on an Ethics Law Violation, House Leaders Make Appointments to Keep Independent Ethics Board Running and more…

Independent Groups   LA Times: Seeking to harness Obama’s campaign resources for a second term  By Matea Gold “This just dwarfs any part of the Democratic coalition,” said Democratic strategist Joe Trippi. “This is the biggest leg of the stool. There are really significant implications in terms of the permanent power center within the party.”   […]

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Getting out of a self-dug hole

Since the Citizens United and SpeechNow decisions, politicians and political parties have struggled under self-imposed campaign finance laws that once gave them total dominance over the political sphere.  Although lauded as anti-corruption measures, strict campaign finance laws mainly prevented political insurgents from gaining enough of a voice to seriously challenge incumbents. Without a corruption nexus […]

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DiNapoli Wastes Pension Funds in Qualcomm Suit

Thomas DiNapoli should reconsider his priorities. As New York State Comptroller, and the sole trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, he controls over a hundred billion dollars set aside to pay for the retirements of New York’s government workers. Ensuring that those funds grow quickly enough to meet the state’s obligations is […]

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Daily Media Links 1/17: John Swallow accusations prompt call for ethics, campaign finance reform, Cuomo Raises $22.5 Million for Re-election Bid, and more…

CCP   Cato Institute Event: Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?  By Joe Trotter The event, which begins at 9am, features two panels. The first panel, “After Citizens United: Did Elections Change?,” features Robert Bauer (Perkins Coie), Ray LaRaja (Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts), and CCP Chairman Bradley Smith.   […]

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