Testimony of Deborah Goldberg before the Committee on Governmental Operations of the Council of the City of New York. Hearing on Int. No. 382-A

December 11, 2003

Testimony of Deborah Goldberg, Director of Democracy Program for the Brennan Center, focuses on four proposals that raise constitutional considerations: (1) Extension of contribution, disclosure, audit, and penalty provisions to all candidates. (2) Prohibiting carry-over of surplus campaign funds from one election to another. (3) Consolidating annual limits into per-election limits. (4) Increasing the rate at which contributions can be matched and the levels of expenditure ceilings to address high-spending non-participants.