Tax Financed Campaigns Comments

Oregon H.B. 2578; Taxpayer-Financed Campaigns – A Failed and Costly Policy

The Honorable Jennifer Williamson The Honorable Mike McLane The Honorable Dan Rayfield Re:  H.B. 2578; Taxpayer-Financed Campaigns – A Failed and Costly Policy Dear Chair Williamson, Vice-Chair McLane, Vice-Chair Rayfield, and Members of the House Rules Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (the “Center”),[1] I respectfully submit the following comments concerning myriad […]

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Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown on Constitutional Issues with S.B. 1107

PDF of letter available here Via fax and mail The Honorable Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Brown: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics,[1] I urge you to veto Senate Bill 1107, which amends the Political Reform Act of 1974 to permit the State of California […]

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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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Letter to the California Fair Political Practices Commission on Proposed SB 1107 Amendment

The Honorable Jodi Remke Chair California Fair Political Practices Commission 438 J Street, Suite 620 Sacramento, California 95814 RE: The Proposed SB 1107 Amendment of the Political Reform Act’s Public Financing Ban Does Not “Further [the] Purposes” of the Act and May Not Be Enacted by the Legislature Without Referral to the Voters under Article […]

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Comments on the Federal Election Commission’s “Public Forum on Women in Politics”

Chair Ann M. Ravel Vice Chairman Matthew S. Petersen Re:  Federal Election Commission “Public Forum on Women in Politics” Dear Chair Ravel, Vice Chairman Petersen, and fellow Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics[1] enthusiastically supports efforts to encourage greater participation in political campaigns. Actions to make it easier for citizens to run for office and […]

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Support for Maine Legislative Document 1290 (S.P. 465)

The Honorable Scott Cyrway The Honorable Louis Luchini The Honorable Jonathan Kinney Re:  Support for Legislative Document 1290 (S.P. 465) Dear Chairs Cyrway and Luchini, Ranking Minority Member Kinney, and members of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics,[1] I write to offer our support for […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, Tax Financed Campaigns Comments, Tax Financed Campaigns State, Maine Clean Election Act, Maine

CCP Testimony on “The Feasibility of Converting to a Public Financing Model for Elections in the District of Columbia”

There are a number of issues highlighted in the statement: (I) recent corruption scandals in Washington D.C. would be unaffected by the existence of a tax-financing program; (II) New York City’s matching funds program is fraught with corruption; (III) similar programs in Arizona and Maine have also experienced much corruption; (IV) a recent academic study […]

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CCP Comments before the New York State Senate Elections Committee

CCP Comments before the New York State Senate Elections Committee While proponents of so-called “clean elections” proposals tout the programs as a panacea for eliminating corruption and “fixing government,” the experience of three states with similar versions of these programs, as well as New York City’s own program is very telling. Since the inception of […]

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Comments of CCP President Sean Parnell to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights

CCP President Sean Parnell submitted comments to an April 12, 2011 hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, on the subject of S. 750, the Fair Elections Now Act (FENA). If passed, FENA would institute taxpayer financed elections for candidates to federally-elected offices. In our comments, CCP noted that FENA relies upon false premises and flawed analysis and would almost exclusively benefit entrenched incumbents and other political insiders without providing any noticeable benefits to the public.

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Testimony of CCP President Sean Parnell to the Maine Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs

Written testimony of CCP President Sean Parnell at a March 28, 2011 hearing of the Maine Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on the topic of LD 659, concerning a repeal of the Maine Clean Election Act.

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