As a new Legislature will be seated in Albany, a coalition of 90 groups wants governor and lawmakers to reform the state’s voting laws this coming session.
Public Financing of Elections articles on DC
This Public Financing of Elections section has news on multiple countries that choose to use government funding to run campaigns, a practice widespread in South America and Europe. The mechanisms for this can be quite varied, ranging from direct subsidy of political parties to government matching funds for certain types of private donations (often small donations) to exemption from fees of government services (e.g. postage) and many other systems as well. Also check out our sections on American democracy or Money Politics.
In a move towards putting in check political corruption in the five boroughs, New Yorkers this November will be asked to vote on an amendment to campaign finance laws in the city.
The NYC Campaign Finance Board hosted a panel discussion at NY Law School with elected officials looking into how we improve the campaign finance.
The New York City public campaign finance system is sending its first real warning signs of trouble
A revolutionary approach to boosting political capital of the average voter gets a second look
Every Seattle voter now gets four vouchers to donate twenty-five dollars to a political campaign
Capping campaign spending may lead to a higher number of people running for office
Discretionary power over use of funds by political parties must be exercised justly, fairy, honestly, and, above all, rationally in order to build viable and democratic institutions.
Two gubernatorial hopefuls vying to succeed Chris Christie received more than $1.7 million in public funds
Despite public opinion, a vitally important reform that needs to be addressed regards campaign finance. With only days to go, the money politics crisis has simply not been given the attention it deserves.