CCP Comments on California’s Assembly Bill 45

California Assembly Bill 45, under consideration by the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee, introduces a new reporting regime for donors who contribute $250 or more to newly defined “multipurpose organizations.”  The bill defines a “multipurpose organization” as a “nonprofit organization, a federal or out-of-state political action committee, or a local club focusing on educational or social activities.” The […]

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In the News: NY Times: S.E.C. Gets Plea: Force Companies to Disclose Donations

Nicholas Confessore has an interesting article in the NY Times about the recent push to use SEC regulation to force companies to further disclose their political activities: …Representative Scott Garrett, a New Jersey Republican who is chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees the S.E.C., said he had moved to co-sponsor the new legislation after […]

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In the News: Washington Examiner: New study crushes conventional wisdom on role of money in politics

A Washington Examiner editorial features CCP Academic Advisor Jeff Milyo’s study on campaign finance laws efficacy as anti-corruption tools: …Cordis and Milyo do what no one else for or against campaign finance reform has done since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Buckley v. Valeo decision in 1976: critically and comprehensively examine the data to determine […]

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Daily Media Links 4/24: Ron Wyden, Lisa Murkowski Unveil Bipartisan Campaign Finance Bill, Citizens United amendments threaten free speech, and more…

In the News   Huffington Post: Ron Wyden, Lisa Murkowski Unveil Bipartisan Campaign Finance Bill  By Paul Blumenthal “When liberals talk about ‘transparency’, that isn’t what they mean,” Cleta Mitchell, chairwoman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, said in a statement. “What they really want and what this bill provides is a target list of conservatives […]

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New Website Debunks Corporate Political Spending Myths

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) unveiled a new website today dedicated to the facts surrounding activist investing and corporate political spending. The site, called ProxyFacts.org, is a compendium of information on the issue, and includes insight and analysis from experts such as CCP’s founder and former Federal Election Commission (FEC) Chairman Brad Smith, former […]

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ProxyFacts.org: Debunking Myths About Corporate Political Speech

A piece in The New York Times today called “S.E.C. Gets Plea: Force Companies to Disclose Donations” is a good place to begin discussion of why we decided to create a new website devoted entirely to addressing the facts surrounding activist investing and corporate political spending. The site, ProxyFacts.org, is a compendium of information on […]

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California Bill Mandating Nonprofit Disclosure Would Chill Speech

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Center for Competitive Politics’ External Relations Director Matt Nese filed comments this week on California Assembly Bill 45, currently being considered by the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee. The bill, which introduces a new reporting regime for donors who contribute $250 or more to newly defined “multipurpose organizations,” is really, according to Nese, “another disclosure Trojan Horse that […]

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In the News: Washington Examiner: Think Tank Takes: Citizens United amendments threaten free speech

Think Tank Takes: Citizens United amendments threaten free speech By CCP Academic Advisor John Samples In Buckley, the [U.S. Supreme] Court said that corruption arises when “contributions are given to secure a political quid pro quo from current and potential office holders, the integrity of our system of representative democracy is undermined.” Campaign contributions show […]

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In the News: Huffington Post: Ron Wyden, Lisa Murkowski Unveil Bipartisan Campaign Finance Bill

By Paul Blumenthal …”When liberals talk about ‘transparency’, that isn’t what they mean,” Cleta Mitchell, chairwoman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, said in a statement. “What they really want and what this bill provides is a target list of conservatives who have the temerity to contribute their after tax dollars to support candidates and […]

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In the News: NPR: Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money

CCP’s reaction to Senator Murkowski and Senator Wyden’s disclosure proposal was chronicled in Peter Overby’s article Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money: The conservative Center for Competitive Politics says disclosure would violate the First Amendment rights of donors to the tax-exempt groups. And at the liberal group Public Citizen, lobbyist Craig Holman praised the […]

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