Center for Governmental Studies Research Archive

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Public Campaign Financing in Michigan: Driving Towards Collapse Publication Date: August 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies; Research Area: Campaign Finance
Online Signature Gathering for California Initiatives Publication Date: June 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Ballot Initiatives
Democracy by Initiative: Shaping California's Fourth Branch of Government (Second Edition) Publication Date: May 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Ballot Initiatives
California Fair Redistricting Act: A Model Law Publication Date: January 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Redistricting
Government-Created Scarcity:Thinking About Broadcast Regulation And the First Amendment Publication Date: January 2008 Publisher(s): Aspen Institute Research Area: Misc.
Public Campaign Financing in Florida: A Program Sours Publication Date: January 2008 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Termed Out: Reforming California's Legislative Term Limits Publication Date: October 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Political Reform
State Public Financing Charts Publication Date: May 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Local Public Financing Charts Publication Date: May 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
A Comparative Overview of California Redistricting Reform Proposals in 2007 Publication Date: May 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Redistricting
In the Dead of the Night: How Midnight Legislation Weakened California's Campaign Finance Laws, and How To Strengthen Them Publication Date: April 2007 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Re-Drawing Lines: A Public Interest Analysis of California's 2006 Redistricting Reform Proposals Publication Date: August 2006 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Redistricting
Government Regulation of Food Marketing to Children: The Federal Trade Commission and the Kid-Vid Controversy Publication Date: April 2006 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
Digital Citizens' Bill of Rights Publication Date: January 2006 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
Keeping It Clean: Public Financing in American Politics Publication Date: January 2006 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Drawing Lines: A Public Interest Guide to Redistricting Reform Publication Date: June 2005 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Redistricting
State Public Campaign Financing Laws -- Summary Charts Publication Date: April 2005 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Public Financing Laws in Local Jurisdictions -- Summary Chart Publication Date: January 2005 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Campaign Finance Disclosure Model Law Publication Date: June 2004 Publisher(s): Campaign Disclosure Project Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Video Voter: Producing Election Coverage for Your Community Publication Date: January 2004 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.