Center for Governmental Studies Research Archive

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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.
Losing Ground: How Taxpayer Subsidies and Balkanized Governance Prop Up Home Building in Wildfire and Flood Zones Publication Date: January 2004 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
A New Sacramento Policy Center: A CGS Feasibility Study Publication Date: January 2004 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
A Statute of Libery: How New York City's Campaign Finance Lawis Changing the Face of Local Elections Publication Date: November 2003 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Public Financing of Elections: Where to Get the Money? -Excerpts- Publication Date: July 2003 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Public Financing of Elections: Where to Get the Money? Publication Date: July 2003 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Beyond BCRA: Cutting-Edge Campaign Finance Reform at the Local Government Level Publication Date: April 2003 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Video Voter Information: How Community Media Can Educate Voters (and Save American Elections at the Same Time!) Publication Date: March 2003 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
Political Reform that Works: Public Campaign Financing Blooms in Tucson Publication Date: January 2003 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Investing in Democracy, Creating Public Financing of Elections in Your Community Publication Date: January 2003 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Firelight Media Public Campaign (Organization : U.S.) Research Area: Campaign Finance
Dead on Arrival? Breathing Life into Suffolk County's New Campaign Finance Reforms Publication Date: June 2002 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
On the Brink of Clean: Launching San Francisco's New Campaign Finance Reforms Publication Date: March 2002 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Electronic Filing and Disclosure Survey Results Publication Date: January 2002 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Alluvial Amnesia: How Officials Imperil Communities by Downplaying Flood Risks Publication Date: January 2002 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
Campaigns Online Publication Date: November 2001 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
Eleven Years of Reform: Many Successes, More to Be Done: Campaign Finance Reform in the City of Los Angeles Publication Date: October 2001 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Electronic Democracy (Ready or Not, Here it Comes) Publication Date: October 2000 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
Access Delayed is Access Denied Publication Date: January 2000 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Access Delayed is Access Denied: Electronic Reporting of Campaign Finance Activites Publication Date: January 2000 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Affordable Healthcare for Low Income Californians Publication Date: January 2000 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.
Toward a State of Learning: California Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century Publication Date: March 1999 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Misc.