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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.
Ian Vandewalker and Kevin Morris of Brennan Center argue that public campaign financing offers candidates a way to run without chasing megadonors.
FEC vice chairman Matthew Petersen resigned Monday effective Friday. His resignation leaves the election cop with a decision-making body shy of a quorum.
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.
Seattle City Council candidate Pat Murakami weaves through front yards and porches, knocking on doors in a gritty but gentrifying neighborhood.
As Oregon state legislators consider a package of bills to limit the influence of money in politics, a new MapLight report.
The purpose of the new law is to incentivize candidates to seek small donations rather than chase big checks from lobbyists and special interests.
The news media has failed to tell the public that HR 1, the Democratic Party-sponsored election bill that has already passed the US House.