The Brennan Center for Justice submitted a letter urging Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson to address the growing problem of election spending by secretive political groups that purport to be charitable organizations.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to a group of business and civic leaders at a lunch event promoting small donor matching funds for New York elections. The following are remarks from the panel discussion on the role money plays in state politics.
The Brennan Center submitted comments to the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics regarding new regulations on lobbying disclosure, which were implemented under the Public Integrity Act of 2011.
States are ensuring adequate disclosure by expanding their definitions of "electioneering communications" beyond the federal definition to cover how the media play an important role in state elections.