Frenzied ‘Clean Elections’ Reform -Grassroot Perspective – March 1, 2006

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”’GRIH Comment: Our sister think-tank, the Goldwater Institute in Arizona, has this article on the unintended consequences of public campaign financing, an issue that is currently being considered in Hawaii. This editorial highlights just some of the problems with such legislation and the people of Hawaii would do well to carefully consider the ramifications before adopting public campaign financing here. There very people that are advocating it now may well be regretting it later, as in Connecticut. (Don Newman)”’

”Clean Elections Reforms in Connecticut Spark Legal Controversies”


At first, reformers hailed Connecticut’s new Clean Elections law as a major victory for advocates of public campaign financing. Now two unlikely allies are raining on the reformers