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In the News: Baltimore City Paper: LLC loophole closed in campaign finance bill

By EDWARD ERICSON JR. …a part of the bill that would have indexed the max­i­mum allow­able dona­tion to inflation—so it could increase automatically—was amended out of the bill.   Read more…

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In the News: AP: Arizona Legislature backs campaign finance changes

By Cristina Silva The Arizona Senate passed in a 17-13 vote Tuesday a bill seeking to increase the amount of money individuals and political committees may give to a privately funded candidate. The House approved the legislation in a 32-23 vote in February.   Read more…

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In the News: Campaigns and Elections: Utah governor signs disclosure bill NRA called ‘dangerous’

By Sean Miller, quoting CCP President David Keating: HB 43 could face a court challenge.   “It’s one of the worst written bills I’ve ever seen,” David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), a conservative advocacy group, recently told C&E. “It’s so bad I can’t imagine a court upholding it.” Read more…

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In the News: Salt Lake Tribune: House votes to close loophole allowing secret donors

Legal Director Allen Dickerson spoke with the Utah legislature last week about problems with forcing unnecessary disclosure.  From the Salt Lake Tribune: …Allen Dickerson, with the conservative Washington, D.C.-based Center for Competitive Politics, said in an earlier committee hearing that the bill essentially “takes a corporation and transitions it into a PAC … that’s not […]

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In the News: Salt Lake Tribune: Panel votes to kill disclosure loophole

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson on Utah’s proposed disclosure bill: However, Allen Dickerson, with the conservative Washington, D.C.-based Center for Competitive Politics, said his group believes the bill is unconstitutional, and would likely challenge it.   Read more…

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Welcome to Boycott Nation

Welcome to Boycott Nation By Bradley A. Smith It’s becoming hard to know with whom one can do business. We’ve been told that if you don’t like what Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck says on the radio, you should not only not listen to their shows, you should boycott businesses that advertise on their shows. […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: New Jersey Least Corrupt? Ha, Ha

New Jersey Least Corrupt? Ha, Ha By CCP Academic Advisor David Primo and Paul Sherman Exaggerated claims about political corruption from self-styled good-government groups are nothing new. Often they’re made with no data to back them up. Perhaps more dangerous is when the claims are supported with bad data, yet reported faithfully by the media […]

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In the News: NY Post: Unclean Elections

Unclean elections By Allison Hayward Last week’s arrest of city Comptroller John Liu’s treasurer, Jenny Hou, is just the latest in a string of fund-raising scandals that point to a core lesson. Using tax dollars to pay for political campaigns does little if anything to prevent corruption in government, and may even be a cause […]

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In the News: New York Post: Unclean elections NYC laws invite corruption

By Allison Hayward Last week’s arrest of city Comptroller John Liu’s treasurer, Jenny Hou, is just the latest in a string of fund-raising scandals that point to a core lesson. Using tax dollars to pay for political campaigns does little if anything to prevent corruption in government, and may even be a cause of it. […]

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John Liu Treasurer Arrested

DATELINE: Feb. 28th, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics released a statement today following news that New York City Comptroller John Liu’s treasurer was arrested today on charges stemming from the fundraising scandal associated with his office. “The arrest is more evidence that public […]

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