Contribution Limits State

What’s the Value of “Outside Speech” Anyway?

Far outside the boundaries of the continental United States, Alaska’s stringent campaign finance regulations go a step further in distinguishing The Last Frontier from its counterparts. One such regulation that is particularly contentious is an aggregate limit on contributions from non-residents to Alaska candidates, groups, and political parties. Say there is an individual, Betty, who […]

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Gorsuch’s Only Campaign Finance Case A Unanimous Decision Written by Obama Appointee

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) released the following statement about Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record on campaign finance laws: “There is only one campaign finance ruling by Judge Neil Gorsuch. He agreed with a unanimous opinion written by a judge appointed by Barack Obama,” said CCP President David Keating. “The law allowed […]

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Massachusetts Businesses and Labor Unions Are Entitled to the Same Free Speech Rights

The ability of businesses and unions to participate in electoral politics has long been a contentious topic, particularly in the years since Citizens United v. FEC. That decision struck down a federal ban on independent expenditures from those entities, but not a ban on direct donations from businesses and unions to candidates and parties (those […]

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Analysis of New Jersey Campaign Finance Legislation A. 3639 and A. 3902

PDF of analysis available here By Eric Wang, Senior Fellow[1] The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP)[2] provides the following analysis of A. 3639 and A. 3902.[3] Upon information and belief, these campaign finance bills, which were introduced earlier this year, may be considered during the remainder of New Jersey’s 217th Legislature.[4] A. 3639 and A. […]

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Analysis of the “South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act” (2016 Initiated Measure 22)

PDF of analysis available here By Eric Wang, Senior Fellow[1] This November, South Dakotans will be asked to approve or reject ten statewide ballot questions. Among these is Initiated Measure 22, which would make approximately 70 changes to the state’s campaign finance and lobbying laws. While some of these provisions are minor, others set forth […]

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The State of State Parties – and How Strengthening them Can Improve our Politics

In this Brookings Institution report by Raymond J. La Raja and Jonathan Rauch, the authors examine the campaign finance rules and regulations ensnaring state parties and assess how they are increasingly costly in an age when burgeoning independent groups face no such restrictions. According to the authors, historically, and still today, state parties act as […]

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Constitutional and Practical Issues with Oregon Senate Joint Resolution 5 and Senate Bill 75

The Honorable Diane Rosenbaum The Honorable Ted Ferrioli Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Joint Resolution 5 and Senate Bill 75 Dear Chair Rosenbaum, Vice-Chair Ferrioli, and members of the Senate Rules Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the […]

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Suggested Improvements to Kansas House Bill 2213

The Honorable Ray Merrick The Honorable Tom Burroughs Re:  Suggested Improvements to House Bill 2213 Dear Speaker Merrick, Minority Leader Burroughs, and members of the House: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments commending the Legislature for its consideration of House Bill 2213, […]

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Practical Issues with Utah House Bill 60

The Honorable Jack R. Draxler The Honorable Bradley M. Daw Re:  Practical Issues with House Bill 60 Dear Chair Draxler, Vice Chair Daw, and members of the House Government Operations Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the practical impact of […]

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Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota Senate File 92

The Honorable Thomas M. Bakk The Honorable David W. Hann Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate File 92 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 serious constitutional and practical […]

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