A new California law stiffens disclosure requirements for the funders of political ads. Its backers call it the strongest disclosure law in the nation.
A new campaign finance reform passed in St. Petersburg, Florida could end up having major implications for the fight to get big money out of politics.
We may be set for a test of whether campaign finance laws still have any teeth left at all. And it’s all thanks to Kid Rock.
Seattle’s primary elections are a sign that a ground-breaking system for putting ordinary voters on a more equal footing with big campaign donors can succeed, supporters say, calling the program “a complete reimagining of politics as usual.”
When he ran for president, Donald Trump made noises about reducing the political influence of special interests and wealthy donors, decrying a “broken system.”
But a new executive order signed by Trump Thursday could create yet another way for unaccountable dark money to flood political campaigns — this time, with a tax deduction.
The ultimate result could be to further widen the gap in political influence enjoyed by the super-wealthy over ordinary Americans, undermining the promise of political equality that’s integral to a well-functioning democracy.