Contribution Limits Comments

Connecticut Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

The Honorable Dannel P. Malloy State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106 Re:  Connecticut Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon Dear Governor Malloy: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC,[1] in order to ensure that […]

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Maine Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

The Honorable Paul LePage Office of the Governor 1 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Re:  Maine Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon Dear Governor LePage: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC,[1] in order to […]

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CCP Comments on Missouri House Bill 1340

You can find a PDF version at this link  Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House Bill 1340 Dear Chairman Jones, Vice Chair Richardson, and Members of the Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments concerning House Bill 1340, which is currently being considered by the House […]

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Statement of David Keating Before the Committee on Elections and Ethics Michigan House of Representatives

The most important provision in the bill is its protection of Michiganders’ First Amendment rights to speak about issues at any time, but especially near an election, when citizens are more interested in learning about and debating government policies. Considering the concerns raised above and the findings of the academic community, contribution limits infringe upon […]

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Comments on Nebraska’s Legislative Bill 79

CCP Director of External Relations, Matt Nese, submitted comments to members of Nebraska’sGovernment, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee on Legislative Bill 79, which repeals the now unconstitutional Campaign Finance Limitation Act, but troublesomely lowers reporting thresholds for campaign contributions and expenditures from the existing threshold of $250 to $100. The Committee is expected to vote on the bill in the next week. CCP recommends that the Committee amend the legislation […]

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Testimony of Allen Dickerson before the Maryland Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson was invited to offer testimony to the Maryland Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, established by the the Maryland General Assembly in 2011. Dickerson discussed issues such as contribution limits and disclosure regulation. You can see a copy of his prepared testimony here.

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Testimony of Allen Dickerson before the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee

This is the testimony of Allen Dickerson before the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee, September 23rd, 2011.

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Comments of CCP Vice President of Policy Allison Hayward on Maryland Campaign Finance Reform Proposals

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) submitted comments to a Maryland panel considering changes to the state’s campaign finance law. CCP’s policy recommendations include raising contribution limits to permit effective political speech within the structure of campaigns. CCP also commented on proposals to regulate political speech disseminated through social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as proposals to invent new disclosure requirements supposedly justified by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

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Testimony of CCP Research & Government Relations Director Laura Renz to the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee

Written testimony of CCP Research & Government Relations Director Laura Renz to an August 17, 2010 hearing before the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee on the topic of contribution limits and disclosure.

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Testimony of CCP Research & Government Relations Director Laura Renz to Michigan House Committee on Ethics and Elections

Written testimony of CCP Research & Government Relations Director Laura Renz at a June 9, 2010 hearing of the Michigan House Committee on Ethics and Elections on the topic of campaign finance legislation.

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