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Publication Date: August 2011
Author(s): Robert M. Stern
Research Area: Campaign Finance
Keywords: state candidates; elections; legislature; campaign donors
The Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) recommends that California adopt a comprehensive new approach to the way state candidates raise funds to conduct their campaigns. Its study, Public Campaign Financing in California: A Model Law for 21st Century Reform urges replacing larger, private campaign contributors with small campaign donors and public campaign financing.