Campaign Finance

California Shines a Light on Dark Money

A recently passed state disclosure law will help reveal who pays for political ads.

Reforming Campaign Finance Regulation

Contribution limits are no longer justified in the age of social media, scholar argues.

Federal Government Allows College to Pay Clinton Campaign Intern

Federal Election Commission says that tax-exempt universities may provide cash stipends to unpaid campaign interns.

Campaign Finance’s Creeping Deregulation

Recent court rulings, bureaucratic failings, and political conflict have loosened campaign finance rules.

Reframing the Discussion on Money in Politics

Congressional ethics expert urges regulating lobbying, campaign finance, and gifts simultaneously.

Rethinking Disclosure in the Wake of McCutcheon v. FEC

The FEC’s data system must be improved if campaign finance disclosure is to work.