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Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with New Mexico Senate Bill 11

The Honorable Mary Kay Papen The Honorable Stuart Ingle Re: Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Bill 11 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 and practical issues with portions of […]

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Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington Senate Bill 5153

The Honorable Pam Roach The Honorable Sharon Nelson The Honorable Andy Billig Re: Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Bill 5153 Dear President Pro Tempore Roach, Democratic Leader Nelson, Democratic Deputy Leader Billig, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit […]

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Comments to Montana Interim State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Proposed Changes to Admin. Rules of Mont. § 44.11.101 et seq.

BY EMAIL (GingerAldrich@mt.gov) State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs (“SAVA”) Interim Committee, Montana State Legislature c/o: Ginger Aldrich, Committee Staff Attorney PO Box 201706 Helena, MT 59620-1706 Re:  Proposed Changes to Admin. Rules of Mont. § 44.11.101 et seq. (Commissioner of Political Practices) Dear Chair Brown, Vice Chair Bennett, and Members of the SAVA Committee: The Center […]

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Comments to Montana Commissioner of Political Practices on Mont. Admin. Reg. Notice No. 44-2-207

BY EMAIL (CPPRules@mt.gov) The Hon. Jonathan Motl Commissioner of Political Practices State of Montana 1209 Eighth Avenue Helena, MT 59620 Re:      Comments on Mont. Admin. Reg. Notice No. 44-2-207 Dear Commissioner Motl: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) submits these comments in response to your office’s proposed changes to ARM § 44.10.301 et seq., as […]

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Comments to Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission Regarding Revised Draft Rules; Ariz. Admin. Code R2-20-109(F)

BY EMAIL (comments@azcleanelections.gov) Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission Attn. Alec Shaffer 1616 W. Adams, Suite 110 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Re:      Comments regarding revised draft rules; Ariz. Admin. Code R2-20-109(F) Dear Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) submits these comments in response to the revised draft rules that the Commission proposed at its July 23 […]

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Comments to Texas Ethics Commission Regarding June 11, 2015 Revisions to Proposed Tex. Admin. Code § 20.1(21) (“In connection with a campaign”)

BY EMAIL (public_comment@ethics.state.tx.us) Texas Ethics Commission Attn.: Ms. Natalia Luna Ashley P.O. Box 12070 Austin, TX 78711-2070 Re:       June 11, 2015 revisions to proposed Tex. Admin. Code § 20.1(21) (“In connection with a campaign”) Dear Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”)[1] submits these comments in response to the revisions the Texas Ethics Commission (the […]

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Comments to Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Regarding Proposed Changes to Montana ARM § 44.10.301 et seq.

BY EMAIL (CPPRules@mt.gov) The Hon. Jonathan Motl Commissioner of Political Practices State of Montana 1209 Eighth Avenue Helena, MT 59620 Re:      Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to ARM § 44.10.301 et seq. Dear Commissioner Motl: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”)[1] submits these comments in response to your office’s initial draft of its proposed changes to […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, Montana DISCLOSE Act, Montana

Comments to Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission Regarding Proposed Changes to Ariz. Admin. Code R2-20-109(F)

BY EMAIL (comments@azcleanelections.gov) Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission Attn. Alec Shaffer 1616 W. Adams, Suite 110 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Re:      Comments regarding proposed changes to Ariz. Admin. Code R2-20-109(F) Dear Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”)[1] submits these comments in response to the Commission’s May 14, 2015 proposed changes to its rules purporting to […]

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Three Primary Threats to 501(c)(3) Donor Privacy

Across the country, those who wish to silence dissent are seeking to force nonprofit groups to reveal the private information – names, home addresses, occupations, and employers – of their supporters to the government. This strategy, which is being employed in states across the ideological spectrum, and by officials of both parties, is intended to […]

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Comments to Texas Ethics Commission regarding proposed revisions to Tex. Admin. Code § 20.1(21) (“In connection with a campaign”)

BY EMAIL (public_comment@ethics.state.tx.us) Texas Ethics Commission Attn.: Ms. Natalia Luna Ashley P.O. Box 12070 Austin, TX 78711-2070 Re:      Comments regarding proposed revisions to Tex. Admin. Code § 20.1(21) (“In connection with a campaign”) Dear Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”)[1] submits these comments in response to the Texas Ethics Commission’s (the “Commission”) April 16, […]

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