Monday, June 30, 2014

NY State Senator: Elections Threaten Backroom Dealing

NY State Senator Diane Savino has said that Democratic primaries are getting in the way of a backroom deal to give Democrats a say in a Republican conrtolled State Senate. Instead, she urges voters to forsake democracy, and their preferred candidates, in favor of letting the elites figure out some power sharing arrangement.

You can't make this stuff up. It's all here.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wisconsin Paves Way For UNLIMITED Money in Politics

Hello UNLIMITED money in Wisconsin. The Scott Walker #PoliticalMoneyscandal could destroy limits on the rich buying candidates. If the lower court's decision stands on appeal "then the rules against coordination between a candidate and outside groups would go out the window in Wisconsin". Effectively allowing wealthy interestes to donate millions to PACs which function as part of a candidates campaign. 

Here's the whole thing. Hat tip to our friends at Sunlight Foundation for finding it.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Campaign Finance Reform Dies in NY Thanks To...

As campaign finance reform fails in NY State at least politicians are blaming the right people - politicians. Get the full story here.

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