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Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. Wins Lawsuit to Stop Use of Public Funds for Campaigns

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. Wins Lawsuit to Stop Use of Public Funds for Campaigns

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and retired state Senator and Judge Quentin L. Kopp prevailed Monday (26) in a lawsuit to invalidate Senate Bill 1107, a 2016 California law that would have allowed political campaigns to be financed with taxpayer dollars. “California voters passed Proposition 73 partly to prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used as […]

Seattle homeowners sue over being forced to help fill candidates’ coffers

Seattle homeowners sue over being forced to help fill candidates’ coffers

Seattle’s new “democracy voucher” program flouts the First Amendment by forcing property owners, through a new tax, to subsidize other people’s political campaign donations and fund candidates not of their choosing. So contends a lawsuit challenging the program, filed today in King County Superior Court by Pacific Legal Foundation.  PLF represents two of the thousands […]