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public-financing

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  • The Arizona public-financing law was intended to encourage candidates to accept state contribution and spending limits rather than use large amounts of private money.

    High court strikes down Ariz. campaign finance law

  • Their decision does not void state public-financing systems, but it could undercut one of the incentives some states employ to entice candidates to use public financing and forgo large private contributions that might lead to corruption or the appearance of corruption.

    High court strikes down Ariz. campaign finance law

  • The push to eliminate the public-financing system, instituted in the 1970s after the Watergate scandal, is part of a Republican effort to cut federal spending.

    Bill seeks to kill presidential public-financing program

  • Currently, taxpayers can designate a $3 contribution to the public-financing system by checking a box on their federal income tax form.

    Bill seeks to kill presidential public-financing program

  • The dispute centers on an Arizona public-financing system that provides extra funds to candidates who participate in the system when their opponents who don't participate raise and spend money beyond a set limit.

    Ariz. campaign-finance case brings out sharp divisions

  • On the other side, the challengers include the Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC.William Maurer of the Institute for Justice, who represents the challengers, says the matching-funds trigger discourages spending by candidates who don't participate in the public-financing system and the independent groups that support them, such as the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

    Ariz. campaign-finance case brings out sharp divisions

  • Although the case is focused on one element of one state's public-financing system — shared by a handful of other states — it broadly brings to the forefront campaign-financing systems enacted across the country to try to control big spending in elections and head off corruption.

    Ariz. campaign-finance case brings out sharp divisions

  • The public-financing system was created in the 1970s, as a way to end the abuses highlighted during the Watergate scandal.

    House passes bill to end public funding of campaigns

  • USA TODAY's Fredreka Schouten reported earlier this week that taxpayer support has waned, with only 7.3% of taxpayers choosing in 2009 to check off a box on their federal income tax forms to donate $3 toward the public-financing fund.

    House passes bill to end public funding of campaigns

  • Bennett: Whether an Arizona campaign-finance law that gives extra funds to candidates who participate in the public-financing system when their opponents who don't participate spend money beyond a certain limit impinges on the speech rights of the privately funded candidates.

    Supreme Court cases left to cram into term

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