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Tag: marty campbell

June
4th

TACOMA: Public money for campaigns is a good idea

Re: “Public money for campaigns, term-limit extensions suggested” (TNT, 6-4).

I’m delighted that Tacoma City Council members Marty Campbell and David Boe are working on a proposal to amend the Tacoma charter to include the option of financing City Council and mayoral campaigns with public dollars.

This would definitely help encourage more people to seek office and decrease the amount of money spent in campaigns. Candidates could spend most of their time finding out the concerns of their constituents and doing research for the work of governing the city instead of spending time raising money to be elected.

Dec.
20th

TACOMA: City joins others seeking campaign finance reform

On Tuesday, the Tacoma City Council joined more than 150 municipalities and counties throughout the United States by passing a resolution which states, in part, that corporations are not people with constitutional rights.

In this state, Tacoma joins Bellingham, Olympia, Port Townsend, Seattle, Jefferson County, Snohomish County and Island County in lobbying the state legislature to pass a memorial (formal request) to Congress requesting legislation to reverse the Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2010. A change will most likely require an amendment to the Constitution.

The Tacoma City Council members spoke convincingly on their reasons for supporting or opposing

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