Daily Media Links 8/14: Permits for Political Speech?, Report argues for lifting ban on politics from the pulpit, and more…

In the News   National Review Online: Permits for Political Speech? By Katrina Trinko David Rubin wants to be able to put political signs in his yard. Yard signs have long been a staple of political campaigns, local, state, or federal. But in the upstate New York town of Manlius, residents can’t put up signs without a permit, […]

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UPDATED: Clean Elections and Scandal: Case Studies from Maine, Arizona and New York City

Note: This report is an updated version of an Issue Review originally published by the Center for Competitive Politics in September 2011. This version has been edited to include updates to previously reported cases of public corruption in Arizona, Maine, and New York City as well as to incorporate information on new abuses of taxpayer dollars […]

Filed Under: Research, Tax Financed Campaigns Handouts, Tax Financed Campaigns Research, Tax Financed Campaigns State, Tax-Financing, Taxpayer Financed Campaigns, Taxpayer Financed Campaigns, Arizona, Maine, New York

In the News: Syracuse Post-Standard (LTE): Political lawn sign restrictions are too much of a burden

By Nancy Durkin To the Editor: David Rubin’s action against the town of Manlius and the town’s Supervisor is very interesting to watch unfold. For those of us who live in Manlius the mountain of regulation around political signage takes awhile to learn. There are town and village regulations and they are not the same. […]

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UPDATED: Issue Analysis No. 3: Do Tax-Funded Campaigns Increase the Percentage of Women in State Legislatures?

Note: This report is an updated version of an Issue Analysis originally published by the Center for Competitive Politics in August 2008. This version has been edited to include data from three additional legislative sessions in Arizona and Maine. Advocates of taxpayer-funded political campaigns, often called “clean elections” by their proponents, claim that these systems provide […]

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UPDATED: Issue Analysis No. 2: Legislator Occupations – Change or Status Quo After Tax-Funded Campaigns

Note: This report is an updated version of an Issue Analysis originally published by the Center for Competitive Politics in April 2008. This version has been edited to include data from three additional legislative sessions in Arizona and Maine. Proponents of tax-funded political campaigns, often called “clean elections” by their supporters, assert that these programs […]

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UPDATED: Issue Analysis No. 1: Do Taxpayer-Funded Campaigns Reduce Lobbyist and Special Interest Influence?

Note: This report is an updated version of an Issue Analysis originally published by the Center for Competitive Politics in March 2008. This version has been edited to include data from five additional years in Arizona (2008 – 2012) and six additional years in Maine (2008 – 2013). Beginning with the 2000 election cycle, Arizona and […]

Filed Under: Lobbying, Research, Tax Financed Campaigns Handouts, Tax Financed Campaigns Research, Tax Financed Campaigns State, Tax-Financing, Taxpayer Financed Campaigns, Lobbying, Lobbying, Taxpayer Financed Campaigns, Arizona, Maine

In the News: John Bachelor Show: IRS Tales: Bradley Smith

By John Bachelor … Bradley Smith, former chairman Federal Election Commission, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, in re, What of 501(c)3, 501(c)4, 527? Listen to the Interview…

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Daily Media Links 8/13: Mass. Secretary Of State Faulted On Lobbyist Rules, Center for Competitive Politics Files Brief in Support of Colorado’s Efforts to Conform to Federal Court Rulings, and more…

CCP   Center for Competitive Politics Files Brief in Support of Colorado’s Efforts to Conform to Federal Court Rulings The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) filed a friend of the court brief with the Colorado Supreme Court urging the Court to uphold Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s proposed rule to conform the state’s issue committee rules with a federal […]

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Amicus Brief: CCC v. Gessler

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Center for Competitive Politics Files Brief in Support of Colorado’s Efforts to Conform to Federal Court Rulings

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) filed a friend of the court brief with the Colorado Supreme Court urging the Court to uphold Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s proposed rule to conform the state’s issue committee rules with a federal court ruling. The brief points out the predicament the Secretary of State is seeking to […]

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