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The Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) announced, on October 13, 2011, the closure of its Los Angeles offices. Tracy Westen,Vice President and CEO, can be reached at tawesten@gmail.com,310-913-1395, Bob Stern, President, can be reached at rstern2009@gmail.com, 310-382-0904.

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Voter Information in the Digital Age: Grading State Election Websites Publication Date: December 2012 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.);
Alternatives to Triggers: Public Campaign Financing After Arizona Free Enterprise Publication Date: September 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Campaign Financing in California: A Model Law for 21st Century Reform Publication Date: August 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Citizen Legislators or Political Musical Chairs: Term Limits in California Publication Date: July 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
CGS' amicus brief, filed in favor of respondent, in McComish v. Bennett Publication Date: March 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Campaign Financing in Albuquerque: Citizens Win with Clean Money Elections Publication Date: February 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Financing in Portland: Should Voter-Owned Elections Survive? Publication Date: October 2010 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Money and Power in the City of Angels Publication Date: July 2010 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Open Primaries and Top Two Elections: Proposition 14 on California’s June 2010 Ballot Publication Date: May 2010 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Campaign Financing in North Carolina Judiciary: Balancing The Scales Publication Date: April 2010 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Loopholes, Tricks and End Runs: Evasions of Campaign Finance laws, and a Model Law to Block Them Publication Date: December 2009 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mapping Public Financing in American Elections Publication Date: November 2009 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mapping Public Financing in American Elections Publication Date: January 2009 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Model Law on Payments Influencing Candidates and Elected Officials Publication Date: December 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Redistricting Reform in California: Proposition 11 on the November 2008 California Ballot Publication Date: October 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Overview of California's Redistricting Reform Proposals Publication Date: October 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Campaign Financing in New Jersey--Legislature: A Pilot Project Takes Flight Publication Date: August 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Campaign Financing in Minnesota: Damming Big Money in the Land of 10,000 Lakes Publication Date: August 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Campaign Financing in Wisconsin: Showing Its Age Publication Date: August 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Campaign Financing in New Jersey--Governor: Weeding Out Big Money in the Garden State Publication Date: August 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public Campaign Financing in Michigan: Driving Towards Collapse Publication Date: August 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Online Signature Gathering for California Initiatives Publication Date: June 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Democracy by Initiative: Shaping California's Fourth Branch of Government (Second Edition) Publication Date: May 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California Fair Redistricting Act: A Model Law Publication Date: January 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Government-Created Scarcity:Thinking About Broadcast Regulation And the First Amendment Publication Date: January 2008 Publisher(s): Aspen Institute
Public Campaign Financing in Florida: A Program Sours Publication Date: January 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Termed Out: Reforming California's Legislative Term Limits Publication Date: October 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
State Public Financing Charts Publication Date: May 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Local Public Financing Charts Publication Date: May 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)
A Comparative Overview of California Redistricting Reform Proposals in 2007 Publication Date: May 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)