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Albany's top three leaders must now appoint the commission responsible for establishing the system.
Congress has the authority to obtain the president's tax returns — whether or not he chooses to make them public, argues Brennan Center’s Rudy Mehrbani.
Trump’s team may have violated some of the few campaign finance regulations that still apply to inaugural committees.
The budget bill charges a commission to create a small donor public financing program by the end of 2019.
People are pretending to fundraise for political candidates while enriching themselves, argues Brennan Center Fellow Ciara Torres-Spelliscy.
Concerns that fusion voting, which allows candidates to run on multiple lines for the same office, and a public financing program might jointly be unsustainable reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the way the policy works.
A Beltway veteran offers a few hopeful lessons for the next bipartisan drive for campaign reform.
A viral moment revealed the extent of money's influence in our politics.
On Capitol Hill, Brennan Center’s Weiser advocated for automatic voter registration, small-donor public financing, and restoring the Voting Rights Act.
The agency has been stagnant for years, letting potential violations of campaign finance law go without investigation. H.R. 1 would fix the stalemate.