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Public Financing of Elections: Where to Get the Money? -Excerpts-

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Publication Date: July 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Author(s): Tracy Westen


Special Collection: CGS

Topic: Government (Public officials)
Government (Public finance)
Politics (Politics)
Politics (Elections and voting)

Keywords: financing systems ; revenue sources ; tax credits

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper, containing excerpts from a 2003 CGS publication, describes over 40 ideas for funding public campaign financing systems, including new sources of revenue, reallocations of existing revenue, reductions in tax credits and mandatory in-kind contributions (e.g., free media time).