Voters in 4 states limit money’s role in U.S. politics

election-dayThey took steps to repeal the Citizens United ruling, limit campaign contribution limits and create publicly financed elections.

By Alan Greenblatt | Governing

Given the chance to express concern about the influence of money in politics, voters in several states decided to do what they could to limit it.

“It’s become an issue of increasing concern,” said Brent Ferguson, who works on campaign finance issues at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. “Part of the reason is the increase in spending since Citizens United,” he said, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision that essentially let corporations, unions and nonprofits make unlimited donations.

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