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Prominent political commentator, Christopher Ram on Wednesday called for a boycott of the 2020 general elections if political parties are not regulated and that they should be starved of cash if there is no campaign financing legislation. "Let the mantra be no party regulation, no vote. And no ...
He was handed preliminary charges just last week in the most shocking affair: accusations that he took millions in illegal campaign financing from then-Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi. Advertisement. In a separate case announced Thursday, a judicial official said Sarkozy was ordered to stand trial ... French President Nicolas Sarkozy corruption

March 29, 2018 -- Santa Monica City Council members said Tuesday they want to delve into public financing for City races after the November election, one of several steps being explored to prevent violations of local election laws. In the meantime, the council said it would rely on outside prosecutors ...
Dan Kelley of Pawcatuck, one of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the 18th District state Senate seat now held by Republican Heather Somers, has announced that he has surpassed the fundraising total he needed to obtain a public campaign financing grant from the state.
What hasn't been talked about amid the gerrymander controversy is campaign financing. In Pennsylvania, there are no limits on contributions. That places this state among the outliers, as both the federal government and 39 other states set campaign contribution limits. While corporations, unions and other ...
GREENWICH — Greenwich Democrats stunned many after November's election when they seized control of the Board of Estimate and Taxation for the first time in recorded history. But now the sate has launched an investigation to determine whether campaign financing rules were broken to make it ...

She's using traditional campaign financing to fund her campaign, which allows her to accept individual contributions up to $6,000 each as well as money from business entities. However, she said she is refusing donations from businesses and to her knowledge has not taken any money from developers.
Being placed under "formal investigation" in France indicates that magistrates have found sufficient evidence of wrongdoing – in this case of illegal campaign financing, "passive" corruption and the misuse of Libyan public funds – that the investigation can go forward, possibly to trial. Sarkozy was released ...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been called in for questioning by investigators looking into suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign, officials in the French judiciary have said. Sarkozy was detained early on Tuesday morning and was being questioned by ...
West Virginia Secretary of State's Office representatives said that the new reporting system will create better transparency in election and campaign financing, and the program is now all online. "It's a little bit different. We had a candidate come in that said he hasn't had to file online for 22 years, and this year ...
A provision in Montgomery County's new public campaign financing system has caused several at-large County Council candidates to be ruled ineligible to receive matching county funds based on the small-dollar contributions they've received. It's known colloquially by state Board of Elections and county ...
Sarkozy, president from 2007-12, is facing allegations of illegal campaign financing, accepting bribes and the misappropriation of Libyan state funds. He was questioned by police over two days last week. It is alleged that Sarkozy secretly received 50 million euros ($62 million) from the Qaddafi regime to ...
Allegations of illicit Libyan campaign financing now grabbing French headlines are also revisiting — and potentially revising — the tangled, roller-coaster relationship between Paris and Tripoli. Once centered on arms and oil sales, France's strategic interests toward the North African country have since ...
The forum did present an opportunity for the candidates to detail their positions on two often-discussed issues in the campaign—the need for affordable housing and the county's public campaign financing system. Leventhal proposed doubling the amount of money in the county's Housing Initiative Fund, ...
The dilemma is that any attempt to regulate the newspaper would risk impinging on freedom of the press, while letting it operate as it does hollows out the campaign financing law. Netanyahu isn't the only politician who complains about how the media covers him. Sometimes a politician has a legitimate ...
A Republican can plausibly run for governor in 2018 calling for reopening a union concessions deal and opposing a minimum wage hike, taxpayer-funded campaign financing, or higher taxes on the rich. Richard Nelson “Oz” Griebel is running for governor in 2018 doing all the above — as neither a ...
The mayor pledged to create a commission to revise City Charter provisions on campaign financing. Every New York mayor in the last quarter-century has favored this sort of panel to achieve a specific goal, usually stocking it with loyalists. Why bother with a process that may well run a tortuous course?

DENVER, the United States, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Democratic fundraisers are feverishly pulling out all the stops as midterm elections come in less than nine months, to reverse the political tide that put Republican Donald Trump in the White House a year ago. "Democrats are very serious about unseating ...
Polls show that most Americans favor a sweeping overhaul of campaign financing — our system causes voter frustration, feelings of hopelessness and abysmally low voting rates. Despite high public disapproval of Congress, nearly every incumbent who runs is returned for another term. Access to money ...
Frank White, the sponsor of a measure to ban public campaign financing in Florida, is also a candidate for attorney general who has raised nearly 80 percent ... He is also sponsor of House Joint Resolution 989, which would set a referendum on the 2018 ballot to abolish Florida's public campaign financing ...
Political candidates may be watching the ups and downs of bitcoin a little more now, because it could be the new frontier for increasing campaign contributions. Missouri Republican Austin Petersen's campaign for Senate received 24 bitcoin donations, valued at a total of $9,700, the campaign said in a ...
Starting with the 2020 elections, candidates for office in D.C. could be eligible for public funds to help launch and run their campaigns. Tyrone Turner / WAMU. Become a sponsor ? The D.C. Council today gave final approval to a bill creating a program to use taxpayer dollars to help fund campaigns for ...
If passed, Lehman's campaign financing bill would not take effect until the 2022 election cycle. That gives the county government time to set aside enough money for the fund. In Montgomery County, which enacted public financing laws for the current election cycle, about $11 million was set aside.
Most Americans believe that money has too much influence in our elections and there is widespread recognition that there is need for changes to our campaign financing system. In order to clean up our elections, encourage more citizens to run for office, and give a political voice to the underrepresented, ...
BETHEL — Raghib Allie-Brennan, a Democrat candidate for state representative, announced Monday that he has qualified for public campaign financing. In less than 12 days since announcing his run for state representative of the 2nd District, Allie-Brennan raised $5,000 to meet the requirements for the ...
Bills that would change campaign financing/fundraising bills cleared their first legislative committee Wednesday morning and are one step away from reaching the floor of the House for consideration. One (HB 989) of the two measures adopted by the House Oversight, Transparency & Administration ...
This trend has been evident in everything from threats and intimidation of Panamanian prosecutors working on corruption cases to Paraguayan politicians attempting to hollow out laws targeting criminal money corrupting campaign financing. However, the most evident pushback has come in the two ...
On the Republican side, Jeff Johnson, who lost in 2014 to incumbent Gov. Mark Dayton, notes on his website that he raised more money than the Democrat. More fundraising reports are due at the end of January. It's time for serious change to our campaign financing, whether it be instituting strict public ...
Several Republican candidates have already hit the level of $250,000 in donations, of less than $100 each, required to qualify for millions in taxpayer-funded grants through the state's public campaign financing system. They include Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who four years ago dropped out of the ...
With year-end campaign finance filings made public this week, numerous Republicans and Democrats have boasted that they have raised $250,000 from at least 2,500 contributors, qualifying them for public campaign financing under the state's clean elections program. But there's a big catch, only those on ...
With year-end campaign finance filings made public this week, numerous Republicans and Democrats have boasted that they have raised $250,000 from at least 2,500 contributors, qualifying them for public campaign financing under the state's clean elections program. But there's a big catch, only those on ...
The Suffolk County Legislature approved Tuesday night a public campaign financing program for county races starting in 2021, as advocates argued the bill would increase competitive elections and decrease reliance on big money donors. Lawmakers passed the bill 11 to 7. All six Republicans and Legis.
Our take. Editorials. Can anything be done about the gridlock in Yosemite?: The sheer granite walls, the waterfalls, the breathtaking vistas, the scent of cedar, air that sparkles on cold days: Yosemite National Park is a natural wonder. How could anyone associate it with misery? Easily, alas. Just try to park ...
The Czech branch of the watchdog Transparency International has assessed the openness of the nine presidential candidates as regards their campaign financing. It gave the worst marks to current head of state, Miloš Zeman, saying that he had not revealed details of sponsors or the nature of his spending ...
This practice is an impediment to having the president elected democratically and should be repealed. But this impediment is minor compared to the way in which our present form of campaign financing distorts the extent to which our executive and legislative branches are “dependent on the people alone.
Previous proposals to provide campaign financing with tax dollars went nowhere in 2013 and 2015. A new attempt introduced earlier this year, ...
9 meeting, Dearborn resident Patricia Jochim asked about transparency in campaign financing. She questioned Senate Bill 335, passed earlier ...
The opponents of Issue 2, the Drug Price Relief Act, recently outspent backers of that proposal by a four to one margin. And most of the money ...
When it comes to campaign financing, it is sound advice for voters as well. The trouble is, when candidates and parties don't follow reporting ...
The province plans to introduce legislation that will ban corporate and union donations to individuals running for mayor or city councillor across ...
... viewpoint over any other, and it falls within the scope of public campaign financing allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court, the judge wrote.
TWIN FALLS — Twin Falls City Council incumbents are outspending and out-campaigning their challengers, according to new finance reports.
Philadelphia Council members listen to officials address the idea of public funding for city candidates. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY). Philadelphia ...
A system of public campaign financing would encourage new faces to enter into politics. A convention also presents the best way to limit the ...
Corruption watchdog and good government promoter, Transparency International, has released the results of its monitoring of Czech political ...
Prince George Liberal MLA Shirley Bond was gracious enough last week to credit Finance Minister Carole James for retaining some of the ...
Senate Republican leader Len Fasano, left, and House Republican leader Themis Klarides offered a budget that would end public campaign ...
On September 18, 2017, the NDP Government introduced Bill 3-2017 Election Amendment Act, 2017, aiming to reform British Columbia's ...
Scores of Connecticut politicians reliant on public campaign financing got a stay of execution when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed the ...
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Democratic candidate for the 109th district, Sara Cambensy, spoke out Wednesday against two bills that were ...


 

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