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Steve May

State Rep. Steve May received a parking ticket-and was assessed a ten percent surcharge, which he refused to pay. “While politicians have a constitutionally protected right to free speech, I do not believe they have a constitutional right to make me pay for it,” Rep. May argued. “Many politicians in this state espouse philosophies that I find objectionable, and I will not allow my hard-earned money to fund offensive political campaigns.”

  • September 9, 1999    |   First Amendment

    Arizona Campaign Finance (First Challenge)

    Challenging Coerced Subsidies for the Political Class: A First Amendment Lawsuit

    Arizona’s “campaign finance reform” forces some people to pay for other people’s political speech—speech with which the individual being taxed often disagrees. Arizona’s Clean Elections Act, which could prove a harbinger for nationwide public campaign financing efforts, was enacted by a narrow majority of the Arizona electorate in November 1998.  The law creates a public…

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