State Press Releases and Blogs

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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CCP Releases Analysis of Initiated Measure 22: The “South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act”

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics, America’s largest nonprofit focusing on public education and defense of First Amendment political speech rights, released an analysis today by Senior Fellow Eric Wang regarding South Dakota’s Initiated Measure 22, otherwise known as the “South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act.” To read the analysis, click here […]

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State Aggregate Limits and Proportional Bans under McCutcheon

State Aggregate Limits and Proportional Bans under McCutcheon Likely Unconstitutional or Highly Vulnerable By Matt Nese Please note:  This report has been updated to reflect state responses to the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision. On April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which invalidated the federal aggregate limit […]

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Group urges Wyoming to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case

For Release: May 5, 2014 Contact: Joe Trotter Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the governor, Attorney General, and other Wyoming officials to repeal a state aggregate campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is likely unconstitutional following the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this month […]

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Group urges District of Columbia to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case.

For Release: May 1, 2014    Contact: Joe Trotter    Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the mayor, Attorney General, and other District of Columbia officials to repeal the District’s aggregate campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is likely unconstitutional following the Supreme Court’s […]

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Group urges New York to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case

For Release: April 30, 2014    Contact: Joe Trotter    Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the governor, Attorney General, and other New York officials to repeal a state campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is likely unconstitutional following the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier […]

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Group urges Maine to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case

For Release: April 29, 2014 Contact: Joe Trotter Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the governor, attorney general and other Maine officials to repeal a state campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is unconstitutional after the Supreme Court’s ruling this month in the case […]

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Group urges Connecticut to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case

For Release: April 29, 2014 Contact: Joe Trotter Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the governor, attorney general and other Connecticut officials to repeal a state campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is unconstitutional after the Supreme Court’s ruling this month in the case […]

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Unintended Consequences: Iowa Edition

When governments pass laws intended to curb the influence of wealth in politics, they often end up with regulatory regimes that are either so strict or so complex that legal counsel is necessary to navigate them. The unintended consequence of these laws is that they actually elevate the influence of the wealthy, who can afford […]

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Lots of Hope but Little Evidence at D.C. City Council Hearing

On Thursday, July 11, the D.C. City Council Committee on Government Operations held a public roundtable on the feasibility of implementing taxpayer-funded campaigns for City Council elections in the District. Testimony was offered from policymakers and advocates from taxpayer-funded systems (in Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, and New York City), local D.C. groups and citizens, national advocacy […]

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