Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota Senate File 154

The Honorable Thomas M. Bakk The Honorable David W. Hann Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate File 154 Dear Majority Leader Bakk, Minority Leader Hann, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the constitutional and practical […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Minnesota

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota Senate File 92

The Honorable Thomas M. Bakk The Honorable David W. Hann Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate File 92 Dear Majority Leader Bakk, Minority Leader Hann, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding serious constitutional and practical […]

Filed Under: Blog, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Minnesota

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota House File 375

The Honorable Kurt Daudt The Honorable Paul Thissen Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House File 375 Dear Speaker Daudt, Minority Leader Thissen, and members of the House: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding serious constitutional and practical issues within the […]

Filed Under: Blog, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Minnesota

Constitutional Issues with New Mexico Senate Bill 384

The Honorable Mary Kay Papen The Honorable Stuart Ingle Re:  Constitutional Issues with Senate Bill 384 Dear President Pro Tempore Papen, Minority Floor Leader Ingle, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments on constitutional issues with portions of Senate Bill 384. Among other […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, New Mexico

Constitutional Issues with New Mexico House Bill 278

The Honorable Don L. Tripp The Honorable Brian F. Egolf Re:  Constitutional Issues with House Bill 278 Dear Speaker Tripp, Minority Floor Leader Egolf, and members of the House: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments on constitutional issues with portions of House Bill 278. Among other things, […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, New Mexico

Bloomberg: Koch Group Claims California Endangers Donors by Demanding Names (In the News)

By Edvard Pettersson California keeps the donor information confidential and only uses it for law enforcement purposes, according to the attorney general’s court filings. Nonprofits are required to submit the unredacted donor information they provide to the Internal Revenue Service to keep their tax-exempt status in California, according to Harris.  U.S. District Judge Manuel Real is scheduled to […]

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The Tribune-Review: The FEC & free speech: Another slippery slope (In the News)

Editorial Democrat Chairwoman Ann Ravel is no fan of last year’s  McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court decision striking down limits on total individual donations to political action committees. She would reverse a 2006 FEC decision to leave online political advocacy alone; some supporters would even force disclosure of third-party groups’ donors.  And fellow Democrat Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said 75 percent […]

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Daily Media Links 2/17: Obama bundlers slow to back Clinton super PACS, How a Former Justice Wants to Restrict Your Political Participation, and more…

In the News The Tribune-Review: The FEC & free speech: Another slippery slope   Editorial Democrat Chairwoman Ann Ravel is no fan of last year’s  McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court decision striking down limits on total individual donations to political action committees. She would reverse a 2006 FEC decision to leave online political advocacy alone; some supporters would even force […]

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Sunlight Foundation: FEC hearing shows little consensus on regulating political money (In the News)

By Peter Olsen-Phillips Brad Smith, a former FEC commissioner now at the Center for Competitive Politics, saw no need to add to the existing regulatory framework. He told attendees that there are currently more campaign regulations on the books than at any time previously, noting that the rules on disclosure alone “are longer than Plato’s Republic.”  Read more… […]

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Las Vegas Review Journal: No magic words, no problem! (In the News)

By Steve Sebelius The majority — comprised of Chief Justice James Hardesty and Justices Ron Parraguirre, Michael Cherry, Mark Gibbons and Kristina Pickering — agreed. “Nevertheless, the Legislature did not discuss [in 1997, when the law was originally written] either the magic words or the contextual approach in any depth,” the majority wrote. “Thus, we cannot conclude from the legislative history that the Legislature […]

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