First: hundreds of Fair Elections activists had a great lobby day in Albany yesterday:Jan15
On Monday, House and Senate negotiators released a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. What does it have to do with money in politics? Plenty.
Here’s a quick list:Oct11Jul24Apr24
At the Federal Election Commission's open meeting on April 25, following last year's advisory opinions allowing text message campaign contributions, the Commissioners will discuss proposed rulemaking on "technological modernization." Simply put, the FEC wants to examine current regulations and see if there are ways that technology can be used to allow more small donations. Could Tweeting donations to campaigns soon be common practice?Jan07
Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
HuffPost: Cynthia Bauerly, FEC Commissioner, To Resign On February 1
Maybe this will actually force President Obama to appoint commissioners to the FEC? Even before Bauerly’s resignation, five of six positions were filled by commissioners on expired terms.
Public Campaign released the following statement today after the Federal Election Commission approved an advisory opinion in response to AT&T's request to charge low fees for text message campaign contributions: