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Idaho is awash in the corrupting sludge of political money • Idaho Capital Sun
Idaho is awash in the corrupting sludge of political money • Idaho Capital Sun
Idaho – like the rest of the country – is drowning in political money. The corrupting influence of all that cash, most of it untraceable as to its origin, is hiding in plan sight.  By general agreement at least $1.5 million in “dark money” – the money of millionaires and billionaires who are trying to […]
·idahocapitalsun.com·
Idaho is awash in the corrupting sludge of political money • Idaho Capital Sun
If money-in-politics reporting declines
If money-in-politics reporting declines
Hundreds of newsroom staffers have recently been laid off, not only affecting large media companies and established newspapers, but also hitting nonprofit outlets like The Intercept and shuttering local news site DCist. The layoffs underscore the severe funding challenges for independent journalism. It’s an important moment to support Sludge’
·readsludge.com·
If money-in-politics reporting declines
Maine considers closing loophole that allows foreign government spending on referendums - KTVZ
Maine considers closing loophole that allows foreign government spending on referendums - KTVZ
By DAVID SHARP Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine voters are poised to decide whether to ban foreign influence in elections, many of them irked over the $22 million a Canadian utility spent to fight state referendums on a hydropower transmission project. Hydro Quebec, owned by the Canadian province, exploited an election law loophole
·ktvz.com·
Maine considers closing loophole that allows foreign government spending on referendums - KTVZ
It takes lots of money to win elections. Here's what you need to know
It takes lots of money to win elections. Here's what you need to know
Elections are becoming more expensive as candidates vie for voters' attention. But there are strict rules about how money is raised, how it can be used and how to prove you're following the laws.
·npr.org·
It takes lots of money to win elections. Here's what you need to know
Disclosure of campaign donors matters | Editorial
Disclosure of campaign donors matters | Editorial
The state Public Disclosure Commission's recent ruling does not bode well for candidates wanting to skirt new campaign finance rules requiring donor information.
·seattletimes.com·
Disclosure of campaign donors matters | Editorial
Washington governor’s race sparks stricter campaign-finance rule
Washington governor’s race sparks stricter campaign-finance rule
Washington’s high-profile governor’s race is changing the way campaign fundraising is reported and counted. That change is shining a spotlight on Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign for governor after his
·wenatcheeworld.com·
Washington governor’s race sparks stricter campaign-finance rule
Outside groups spent more than $1M to influence Denver's election, and it t
Outside groups spent more than $1M to influence Denver's election, and it t
Independent spending is mutating faster than the city can keep pace, and it threatens to undermine the campaign finance reforms that were recently approved by Denver voters. More than $1.3 million …
·denverpost.com·
Outside groups spent more than $1M to influence Denver's election, and it t
Campaign Finance History in the United States | HowStuffWorks
Campaign Finance History in the United States | HowStuffWorks
Campaign Finance History in the United States - Campaign finance history in the United States goes back to Andrew Jackson in 1828. Learn more about campaign finance history in the United States.
·money.howstuffworks.com·
Campaign Finance History in the United States | HowStuffWorks
TV, texts and canvassers: How PACs are spending millions to sway Seattle Ci
TV, texts and canvassers: How PACs are spending millions to sway Seattle Ci
Given that political-action committees have shelled out millions on the 14 candidates still in the running for Seattle City Council, it's no wonder some voters are experiencing advertising overload.
·seattletimes.com·
TV, texts and canvassers: How PACs are spending millions to sway Seattle Ci
Campaign Finance
Campaign Finance
NCSL maintains extensive resources on various aspects of campaign finance, from states’ disclosure requirements to public financing programs and limits on contributions to candidates. This page serves as a table of contents for NCSL's campaign finance resources.
·ncsl.org·
Campaign Finance
Clean Campaigns Act - Council | seattle.gov
Clean Campaigns Act - Council | seattle.gov
Councilmember M. Lorena González is proposing legislation to protect our democracy from the corruption of big money and foreign influence.
·seattle.gov·
Clean Campaigns Act - Council | seattle.gov
Nonprofit cash being spent in Colorado campaigns still impossible to trace
Nonprofit cash being spent in Colorado campaigns still impossible to trace
Outside groups spent nearly $1.7 million on eight highly contested Colorado legislative primary races. But it isn’t always easy to figure out where the money came from, despite a 2019 law touted as bringing more transparency to a system that includes cash from dark-money funded nonprofits that don’t disclose their donors. In other instances, discerning […]
·coloradosun.com·
Nonprofit cash being spent in Colorado campaigns still impossible to trace
Big Donors and PACs Dominate Campaign Funding in Nearly Every State, Report
Big Donors and PACs Dominate Campaign Funding in Nearly Every State, Report
Nearly three-quarters of contributions in state elections come from large donors and PACs, but small-dollar donations could make up that share if states move to adopt public financing for campaigns.
·readsludge.com·
Big Donors and PACs Dominate Campaign Funding in Nearly Every State, Report
Dark Money Floods in to State Elections, Revealing Cracks in Disclosure Law
Dark Money Floods in to State Elections, Revealing Cracks in Disclosure Law
Political spending in state elections by LLC's and nonprofit groups has surged in the decade since Citizens United, but some states are leading the way in strengthening disclosure laws around who’s buying and funding campaign ads.
·readsludge.com·
Dark Money Floods in to State Elections, Revealing Cracks in Disclosure Law