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GOP Tax Plan Would Make It More Expensive for States and Cities to Build Affordable Housing and Hospitals

State and local stakeholders were blindsided by an aspect of the tax bill that would eliminate tax-free financing for many large government projects.

In a surprise move, the Republican tax plan released on Thursday contains a proposal that… 86 more words

U.S. Congress

Governor Candidates Working To Qualify For Public Financing

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A growing number of 2018 gubernatorial hopefuls are moving closer toward potentially qualifying for millions of dollars in public financing for their candidacies. 118 more words


Election Officials Deny Ganim Request

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut elections staff members have issued a draft decision denying a request from a city mayor to participate in the state’s public campaign financing program despite his past convictions for corruption. 115 more words


Editorial: Don’t adopt public financing of state campaigns

All the gobs of money in politics can breed bad things. It can mean candidates are spending inordinate amounts of time sidling up to donors begging for contributions big and small. 27 more words

Oregon Legislature

Ganim considering statewide office; asks about public funds

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is asking state elections officials whether he can participate in Connecticut’s public financing program for statewide campaigns, given his past felony convictions for corruption. 102 more words


Giving limits for city candidates would more than triple since 2010 with new proposal

By Doug Livingston / Beacon Journal staff writer
December 19, 2016

The reporter didn’t quite get it right regarding what I said needs to happen — not just public financing, but ultimately a constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood and money as speech.