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The Line: Are Democracy Dollars A Fix For Public Financing of Campaigns

1312 Line Democracy Dollars

September 20, 2019 – In November, Albuquerque will ask voters to approve changes to the city’s public campaign finance system. Each of two proposals would add 75 cents to the dollar-per-voter level the city uses now. That would mean hundreds of thousands of dollars extra for candidates who qualify. One proposal would also provide $25 vouchers for Democracy Dollars, which would allow voters to donate to the publicly financed candidate of their choice.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, Former State Representative
Sophie Martin, Attorney
Janice Arnold-Jones, Former State Representative
Michael Barrio, Prosperity Works

For Further Reading:

Ballot Questions Seek to Raise Tax Dollars for Mayoral CandidatesAlbuquerque Journal

Seattle’s PlanSeattle Times

PACs and Public FinancingSeattle Times

Campaign Finance

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October 5, 2018 – In advance of the November election, voters and special interest groups have been pouring money into the state, sending donations and spending money on races that don’t usually attract attention. Where is this money coming from and where is it going? Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sat down with reporter Andrew Oxford to talk about what he’s found by following the money.

Guest:
Andrew Oxford, reporter, The Santa Fe New Mexican

Further Reading:
Environmental group spends big to back land commissioner, PRC candidates
PNM spends in race for its regulator
NM Democrats to give up prison firms’ donations
American Cancer Society: Snuff tobacco money out of NM politics
Pro-Apodaca group uses Facebook to hit his rivals