Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which freed corporations and labor unions to finance independent expenditures in support of federal candidates, the issue of corporate and union spending in elections has become a frequent and impassioned topic of political discussion. Most states treat limits on corporate and union giving to [...]
Issue Analysis No. 7: Do Limits on Corporate and Union Giving to Candidates Lead to “Good” Government?
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Advocates of taxpayer-financed campaign programs often predict that these programs will actually save tax dollars by removing, or at least diminishing, the alleged influence of so-called “special interest” campaign donors. If the claims of these advocates are correct, we would expect to find lower rates of government growth and spending in states with taxpayer-funded political [...]
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