Tax Financed Campaigns Handouts

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

CCP Half-Pagers: The Truth About Campaign Finance

There are a number misconceptions and myths about campaign finance. CCP created these half-pagers to address some of these misconceptions: Three Myths About…Campaign Contribution Limits Three Myths About…Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Three Myths About…Disclosure Three Myths About…Money in Politics Three Myths About…Super PACs Three Myths About…Tax-Financed Campaigns What You Need to Know About… […]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits Handouts, Disclosure Handouts, Handouts (Contribution Limits), Tax Financed Campaigns Handouts, Uncategorized

Meet the New Legislature, Same as the Old Legislature: A quantitative analysis of the Connecticut Citizens’ Election Program

This report analyzes the effect that Connecticut’s so-called “Clean Elections” program has had on legislator voting behavior. Connecticut first instituted taxpayer-funding for legislative campaigns in 2008. This report studies legislator voting behavior both before and after the 2008 elections to determine how the institution of taxpayer-funded campaigns changed legislator voting behavior. The study finds that […]

Filed Under: Research, Tax Financed Campaigns Handouts, Tax Financed Campaigns Research, Tax-Financing, Taxpayer Financed Campaigns, Taxpayer Financed Campaigns, Connecticut

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