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Tag Archives: Campaign Finance Reform

Hopes of replenishing gubernatorial fund face uphill battle

Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, executive director of Common Cause Maryland, says the state needs to modernize and expand the law for public financing of elections. Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan used public funds to finance his successful campaign, but the account is running low. (File photo)

Finding a way to replenish the program that funded the gubernatorial campaigns of Democratic Del. Heather R. Mizeur and Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will top the wish list of those who advocate for limiting the effect of special-interest money in state elections.

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Edwards’ knowledge about spending probed

WASHINGTON — A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether he had other practices that pushed the bounds ...

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Editorial: Campaign finance reform

As it prepared to convene for a 2011 session that promises to be dominated by frustrating struggles over scarce fiscal resources, the Maryland General Assembly was presented with an opportunity to do something important that won’t require a significant outlay ...

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Gansler recommends 25 changes to Maryland campaign finance law

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler released on Tuesday 25 proposed changes for Maryland’s campaign finance regulations, including closing a loophole that allows businesses to bypass donation limits by routing funds through subsidiaries. Another set of proposals would tighten restrictions on ...

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