Public Financing a "true freedom bill"

The Reverend Dennis Sparks writes in the Charleston Gazette urging the West Virginia legislature to pass full public financing for the state's elections. Calling the Public Campaign Financing Act a "true freedom bill," Rev. Sparks cites the success in Arizona and Maine of public finanicng systems producing better accountability to citizens, and urges West Virginia to be a leader on this reform.

 

States have led the way thus far in winning Clean Elections - Maine, Arizona, North Carolina, New Mexico, New Jersey, Vermont and Connecticut all have laws on the books, as do Albuquerque, New Mexico and Portland, Oregon. West Virginia would be a welcome addition to that list.