State In the News

In the News: Politics on the Hudson: Skelos: Public campaign financing won’t stop “crooks and idiots”

Post by Jon Campbell …[Senate Republican Leader Dean]Skelos pointed to Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Queens Democrat who was arraigned today on charges of trying to bribe his way into the New York City mayor’s race. (He pleaded not guilty.) “There’s not a piece of legislation that would have stopped Malcolm Smith, those individuals down in […]

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In the News: Buffalo News: Senate GOP says campaign finance price tag will soar

Article By Tom Precious …The Senate Republicans say their analysis of a new bill by Assembly Democrats finds finds a general election campaign under a public finance system could cost $145 million – including $24 million for a governor’s race and $16 million apiece for the comptroller and attorney general. If there were 426 candidates […]

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In the News: Washington Examiner: New study crushes conventional wisdom on role of money in politics

A Washington Examiner editorial features CCP Academic Advisor Jeff Milyo’s study on campaign finance laws efficacy as anti-corruption tools: …Cordis and Milyo do what no one else for or against campaign finance reform has done since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Buckley v. Valeo decision in 1976: critically and comprehensively examine the data to determine […]

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In the News: Real Clear Politics: Citizens United: It’s Not About Democrats

Citizens United- It’s Not About Democrats Article by CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio recently took to the New York Times editorial page to ask the SEC to “do what Congress and the courts have been unable or unwilling to […]

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In the News: New York State Senate: Senate Republicans to Hold Hearing on New York City Public Finance Abuses

Press release from the New York State Senate: Senate Republicans today announced they will hold a public hearing within the next few weeks to examine New York City’s often abused public finance system amid calls by Democrats and good-government groups to replicate the system statewide. The hearing will be led by Senate Elections Chair Thomas […]

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In the News: San Antonio Express-News: Senate Republicans beef over political disclosure bill

By David Rauf …Senate Bill 346, would require 501(c)4 groups that spend $25,000 or more on politicking to disclose to the public contributors who pony up more than $1,000. Labor unions are exempt. 501(c)4s have become the main target of campaign watchdogs and even the IRS. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United […]

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In the News: NY Post: Fake fix for NY pols

By John Faso …First, public financing of state elections would be costly — perhaps $100 million or more. Given the perilous state of finances in Albany, this is a nonstarter. Second, advocates say that public financing will greatly lessen the influence of corporate special interests. Yet the most effective special-interest spenders in our state are […]

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In the News: VT Digger: Senate reforms campaign finance rules, ends corporate donations

By Nat Rudarakanchana The bill, which passed 24-3-3, makes it illegal for corporations and labor unions to donate directly to political candidates, a practice that has been banned for federal candidates since 1907. Instead of donating directly from the corporate treasury, corporations must now form an affiliated political action committee, or PAC, to which individuals […]

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In the News: Wyoming Liberty Group: Another Chilling Step in Campaign Finance Disclosure

By Steven Klein In just the past two weeks, bureaucrats in Washington state have moved to expand disclosure laws to consider constitutional legal representation a “contribution” to a group. Our friends at the Institute for Justice have represented the Washington group Recall Dale Washam and other political organizations for years, but only now has the […]

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In the News: Tampa Bay Tribune: Gov. Scott kills higher campaign contribution limits

From the Tampa Bay Tribune: The push to raise limits is being made primarily in the House, which passed a bill (HB 569) that would raise the campaign contribution limit from $500 to $5,000 for statewide candidates and from $500 to $3,000 for legislative candidates.   A Senate bill (SB 1382) would raise the contribution […]

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