KJZZ Phoenix: Free Speech Index Ranks 50 States On Political Giving Freedom (In the News)

KJZZ Phoenix: Free Speech Index Ranks 50 States On Political Giving Freedom

By Steve Goldstein

In the post-Citizens United era, money spent on campaigns and elections has grown dramatically.

That has led to some declaring that there shouldn’t be limits on how much an individual or corporation can dole out, while others believe it’s time to react with deeper restrictions.

To clarify how states have responded, the Institute for Free Speech has released its first Free Speech Index, which grades the 50 states on political giving freedom.

David Keating, president of the institute, joined The Show to talk about the new index.

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.