As you've probably already heard, Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher is using hamhanded tactics to censor his political opponents. His disgraceful approach is already resulting in lawsuits and public outcry. Thankfully, we've got a solution. Read more about what is happening in Kentucky and the bill draft moving forward with Progressive States' support.
Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher picked the wrong blogger to fight with. BluegrassReport.org host Mark Nickolas has filed a federal lawsuit against Fletcher and other state officials for arbitrarily censoring blogs following criticism of Fletcher and his administration's deeply held commitment to corruption.
A new national poll finds overwhelming support (74%) for public financing of elections, the result no doubt of soaring campaign costs, lobbyist scandals and the desire for fairer, cleaner elections.
The result is bipartisan with eighty percent of Democrats, 78% of Independents, and 65% of Republicans support this reform.
What's important to emphasize is why voters said things would improve with public financing of elections.
California's teacher retirement fund is considering a number of potential moves to prevent the appearance of impropriety through increased disclosure, recusal, or prohibition of donations from those who work with the fund.
Moving to beef up ethics standards, trustees of the California State Teachers' Retirement System will consider tightening rules governing campaign contributions, including a ban on donations from money managers doing business with the giant fund.
Trustees also agreed Thursday
In states across the country, a simple idea is building momentum. Rather than amending the Constitution to guarantee that the winner of the national popular vote wins the Presidency, why not simply amend state law?
The gist is this: states enter into an agreement.