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TBOR Gerrymandering White Paper

July 30, 2018

Gerrymandering Solutions By TBOR Staff AUBURN, AL- There’s a lot to dislike about gerrymandering. It’s unfair. It protects those in power. It silences and disenfranchises a large number of Americans. The reality: gerrymandering means less choice, more entrenched power, and the idea of “foregone conclusions” that runs counter to the very idea of democracy. Gerrymandering is not new to American politics. In 1788, Patrick Henry used his influence to draw districts that would make life more difficult for his political […]

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Alaskans Made Government Accountable To The People

July 25, 2018

Alaskans set out to make their government more accountable to the people—and it just worked. The Alaska Legislature raised the bar for ethics and integrity in government by passing HB 44. The bill passed the Senate 13-6 and the House 39-1 with support from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, and Governor Bill Walker just signed it into law. This only happened because more than 45,000 Alaskans signed petitions to put a similar proposal, the Alaska Government Accountability Act, on the ballot. […]

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Alaska Campaign Finance Law Under Attack

August 17, 2017

States rights, the will of the people, and the ability to achieve local reform is at stake in a case involving our northern-most state. In 1996 the Alaska legislature passed campaign finance reform that, among other things, capped individual contributions at $500 to a candidate. The popular law was raised in 2003 by the legislature to $1,000. However, the voters weren’t having it, and they overwhelmingly voted to return the limit to $500 by a 3:1 margin in 2006.[1] Despite […]

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Painter Provides Testimony in Federal Court in Alaska on Money in Politics

May 16, 2016

Recently, TBOR board member and constitutional scholar Dr. Richard Painter provided testimony in a campaign corruption case in Alaska. Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor who appeared as an expert witness for the state told the court, “Elected officials should be dependent on voters. It’s the money that corrupts people — not voters.” He also said, “Corruption is dependency. The candidate doing something he normally wouldn’t do because of money.” To read the entire piece, click here.

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