• Jeffrey Milyo, Ph.D.
    Professor, University of Missouri; Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Campaign Finance Red Tape

Twenty-four states permit citizens to make laws directly through ballot measures. These states also regulate how citizens—if they band together—may speak out about them. In the name of “disclosure,” these regulations impose complicated registration and reporting requirements, administered by state bureaucrats, on political speech and activity by any citizen group that joins the public debate over ballot issues.

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