The Brennan Center submitted a letter to the Wisconsin legislature raising concerns about political contribution disclosure changes contained in Senate Bill 292 and Assembly Bill 387, and urging the legislators to reject the bills.
In this new paper, the Brennan Center considers whether relaxing certain campaign finance regulations in order to direct political money back into the official party organizations can help strengthen American democracy.
Outside groups set up to benefit specific candidates have raised twice as much as candidates themselves in the 2016 race. Groups reported to have close ties to a candidate account for 96 percent of outside fundraising.
In light of recent criminal charges against another prominent political leader, New Yorkers need assurances that their elected leaders are appropriately and comprehensively responding to the ongoing ethics scandals in Albany.