Minnesota

Issue Analysis No. 10: Do Taxpayer-Funded Campaigns Increase Political Competitiveness?

The Center’s tenth issue analysis examines the claim by proponents of taxpayer-funded political campaigns that such systems improve the political process by exposing incumbent politicians to more competition and increasing the chance that challengers will defeat them in elections. If this claim is true, we would expect to find lower incumbent re-election rates in states […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Sub-Pages, Research, Tax Financed Campaigns Handouts, Tax Financed Campaigns Research, Tax Financed Campaigns State, Tax-Financing, Taxpayer Financed Campaigns, Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Act, CCEA, clean elections, Maine Clean Election Act, MCEA, public financing, Taxpayer Financed Campaigns, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota

Analysis of the Proposed Minnesota Constitutional Amendment Requiring Disclosure of Certain Contributions and Campaign Expenditures (H.F. 2727)

The Honorable Kurt Daudt The Honorable Paul Thissen Re:  Analysis of the Proposed Minnesota Constitutional Amendment Requiring Disclosure of Certain Contributions and Campaign Expenditures (H.F. 2727) Dear Speaker Daudt, Minority Leader Thissen, and members of the House: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP),[1] we respectfully submit the following comments analyzing a bill […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, Minnesota DISCLOSE Act, Minnesota

Analysis of the Proposed Minnesota Constitutional Amendment Requiring Disclosure of Certain Contributions and Campaign Expenditures (S.F. 3117)

The Honorable Thomas M. Bakk The Honorable David W. Hann Re:  Analysis of the Proposed Minnesota Constitutional Amendment Requiring Disclosure of Certain Contributions and Campaign Expenditures (S.F. 3117) Dear Majority Leader Bakk, Minority Leader Hann, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP),[1] we respectfully submit the following comments […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, Minnesota DISCLOSE Act, Minnesota

Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus and the (Bleak) Future of Statutes that Ban False Statements in Political Campaigns

In this University of Pennsylvania Law Review article, author Margaret H. Zhang assesses the constitutionality of state false statement law statutes in the wake of recent court decisions. As Zhang explains, today’s political candidates must be prepared for mudslinging targeted not just at their professional lives, but also at their private lives, appearance, genealogy, religion, […]

Filed Under: First Amendment, Independent Speech, Jurisprudence & Litigation, Research, SBA List v. Driehaus, False Statement Laws, First Amendment, Independent Speech, Jurisprudence & Litigation, First Amendment, Independent Speech, Jurisprudence & Litigation, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

The Victims of “Dark Money” Disclosure: How Government Reporting Requirements Suppress Speech and Limit Charitable Giving

In this Goldwater Institute Policy Report, author Jon Riches highlights the coordinated attack on private political speech under the banner of “dark money” and its dangerous effect on nonprofit organizations. As the report explains, anonymous political speech has been essential to democratic discourse since the founding of our republic. Indeed, ratification of the U.S. Constitution […]

Filed Under: Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure Handouts, First Amendment, Issue Advocacy, 501(c)(3)s, Dark Money, Goldwater Institute, Research (Disclosure), Disclosure, First Amendment, Issue Advocacy, Disclosure, First Amendment, Issue Advocacy, Arizona, California, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Wisconsin

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 […]

Filed Under: Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure Handouts, Disclosure State, Research, "Incidental Committees", 501(c)(3)s, Electioneering Communications, Disclosure, Disclosure, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota House File 2015

The Honorable Kurt Daudt The Honorable Paul Thissen Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House File 2015 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 the constitutional and practical impact of the […]

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 House File 43

The Honorable Kurt Daudt The Honorable Paul Thissen Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House File 43 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 the constitutional and practical impact of the […]

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 214

The Honorable Thomas M. Bakk The Honorable David W. Hann Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate File 214 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 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

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