Three states in particular have developed revolving door restrictions that effectively prevent former state officials from conducting any lobbying activity.
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States are in need of further funding from federal government to fully secure elections, a report published Thursday found, citing six states as examples.
Election advocates urges Gov. Cuomo to embrace a recommendations outlined in a letter that would guide how an election law panel would function.
Huge win for reform advocates a the Washington Supreme Court unanimously confirmed the constitutionality of Seattle’s innovative public financing program.
As New Yorkers geared up for the holiday weekend last week, state government leaders announced appointments to a new commission.
Advocates who successfully campaigned for a referendum restoring voting rights to Florida’s felons have launched a fund to help pay outstanding fees.
Plaintiffs-Appellants have asked Court to reconsider its decision that gave rise to so-called Super PACs and similar independent expenditure organizations.
The bigger money comes from ill-regulated, billionaire-backed groups like super PACs, secretive nonprofits, and candidate-party fundraising committees.
Some media organs are supporting arguments that a Maryland law regulating online political advertising violates the First Amendment.
The problem is pervasive. The FEC had to issue a memo on the problem, and the Brennan Center’s article begins with an alarming warning: “beware.”