Re: [Mpls] campaign finance

2005-12-12 Thread Mark Snyder
Apologies for the late response to this post, but I'm also a public union member (MAPE 0301) as a state employee and I disagree with Tony that limiting PAC contributions would drown out union voices or that it's somehow wrong to suggest that elected officials should recuse themselves from votes

Re: [Mpls] Campaign finance question

2005-12-11 Thread Andy Driscoll
I don't believe there is, David. But individual contribution limits apply to PACs as well, meaning that, if more money is to be spent, it would have to be the independent type - 521 - and not associated with the campaign in any meaningful way. But we know how these things work, don't we? Andy

Re: [Mpls] Campaign finance question

2005-12-11 Thread ken bradley
David, Minnesota §10A.27 Unlimited Individual ® PAC Prohibited Corporate/Union ® PAC Unlimited Political Party ® PAC Unlimited PAC ® PAC Transfers The amount of money an individual can contribute to a PAC is

Re: [Mpls] Campaign finance question

2005-12-11 Thread Terrell Brown
-- Original Message - From: David Brauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sincere question for those who know more than I: Is there an individual-contributor limit to a Political Action Committee that might spend money in a Minneapolis race? [TB] The PAC can spend as much as it want (has) if it is

Re: [Mpls] campaign finance

2005-12-08 Thread ken bradley
Tony and Others, TONY SCALLON [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Many on the Issues lists forget who are some of the larger PACS. The unions through their COPE committees are one of the largest contributors to campaigns including many of the City Council races. PAC's represent business interests,

Re: [Mpls] campaign finance

2005-12-08 Thread Dorie Rae Gallagher
I don't think too many people have forgotten that Unions are some of the biggest contributors to campaigns and the way some did their endorsements have left an indelible mark on the memory not to be forgotten. Many Union/Labor members are coming to realize that endorsements are not for the

Re: [Mpls] campaign finance

2005-12-08 Thread Cam Gordon
Hi folks, It is exciting and refeshing to see such interest in this topic since the recent election. There are a variety of potential reforms that we could move towards in Minneapolis over the next few years. A sustained, organized and thoughtful effort initiated and guided by a group

Re: [Mpls] campaign finance

2005-12-08 Thread David Shove
The Green Party does not accept money from PACS. ANY PACs. Not even good ones. Not even from pro-choice PACs, or feminist PACs, or minority PACs - or union PACs. Good is in the eye of the beholder; if it took any and called it good the general reply would be, Yeah, right! They would be called

Re: [Mpls] campaign finance

2005-12-08 Thread Tim Bonham
Creating a public financed campaign system in our city would create a more participatory democratic society. It would create a level playing field for all citizens regardless of their economic situation or institutional influence. Voting would have significant more power and thus hopefully

Re: [Mpls] campaign finance

2005-12-08 Thread Matty Lang
Tim Bonham [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've been Treasurer for many party units, candidates, and joint campaigns over the years. I just can't see that public financed campaigns would solve all these problems. Just change to different problems. Here's some that I see: ML : (see

RE: [Mpls] Campaign finance considered in ethics report?

2002-09-25 Thread Garwood, Robin
Sorry it took me so long to respond to this... Victoria Heller wrote, of campaign financing: Those in the know make a $50 profit by applying for the political contribution refund. Sorry, Victoria, but the PCRP is not available to those who make donations to candidates for Minneapolis offices.

RE: [Mpls] Campaign finance considered in ethics report?

2002-09-21 Thread Terrell Brown
-Original Message- From: David Brauer Did the mayor's ethics group consider campaign-finance reform? Such as: * More timely disclosures for city candidates. (This includes required electronic disclosures, such as posting on the web so that voters reporters could more fully

RE: [Mpls] Campaign finance considered in ethics report?

2002-09-21 Thread David Brauer
I was planning to wait to see the debate roll out, but I do want to address one point by Terrell: * A ban on non-election year fundraising. [TB] I have 2 objections to this. First its incumbent protection. If nobody could have begun to raise money to run for Mayor in 2001 prior to

Re: [Mpls] Campaign finance reports and Honking Pickle Seeds

2001-10-29 Thread Eva Young
At 09:14 AM 10/29/01 -0600, David Brauer asks: Does anyone know when pre-general-election campaign finance reports for the mayor's race are filed? I'm thinking tomorrow (Tuesday) - a week before the election, but I'm not confident about that. EY: I thought October 25th was the due date. It would

Re: [Mpls] Campaign finance reports

2001-10-29 Thread Rod G. K.
The reports are due TODAY in person OR if mailed, must be postmarked today. Thanks Rod Krueger Candidate for Re-Election to Library Board 12-3 SENARod Original Message Follows From: David Brauer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: [Mpls] Campaign finance reports

RE: [Mpls] Campaign Finance Disclosure

2001-02-02 Thread David Brauer
Barb writes: In the end I wish the list would get just as heated over the affordable housing crisis and solicit what candidates think about that and more importantly just how they would try to deal with the problem Campaign finance disclosure makes for interesting discussion but is hardly