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This summer New Mexico is acting to close massive loopholes that have permitted unaccountable political spending to flood its elections for years.
In 2015, Seattle voters passed an initiative creating the nation’s first “democracy voucher” program.
The information in President Trump's returns wouldn't be enough to quell concerns about his finances.
Voters see the results of money in political fights — ads, direct mail, etc. — but they often can't see who's behind it.
This week, the Brennan Center proposed a new tool to strengthen both parties — an easy-to-claim tax credit for small political contributions.
To shrink the clout of rich campaign contributors, look to the tax bill talks going on in Washington and the states.
Are we seeing a resurgence of small donors? Are average Americans, newly engaged in politics, joining together to take ownership of elections back from the megadonors and super PACs?
For those outraged by Trump, it is tempting to engage in the “dark money” politics that helped put him in the White House. But such political expediency will only damage democracy.
In two special House races this year, small donors were the largest source of funds. Is this the dawn of an era of small donor activism?
On Monday, the Supreme Court once again upheld crucial elements of the 2002 McCain-Feingold law that prevents state and local party committees from being used to funnel unlimited money into federal elections.