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[UK] Councils ‘disappointed’ in public health funding freeze

The Department for Health last night confirmed that ring-fenced council funding allocations would remain fixed at £2.79bn for 2015/16 – remaining at the same level as last year. Public health minsiter, Jane Ellison, said: ‘We have made a huge investment
LocalGov.co.uk (uk)
added Sep 11, 2014 11:02
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Democrats and Republicans face off on campaign spending constitutional amendment

Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort ... would let lawmakers roll back the Supreme Court's 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decisi
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 10, 2014 10:56
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Three million petition signatures to overturn Citizens United delivered to Congress

On Monday, Daily Kos, alongside dozens of allied organizations representing 3 million petition signers, joined with elected officials to demand a constitutional amendment that would end the notion that corporations are people and money is speech.
Daily Kos (blog)
added Sep 10, 2014 10:53
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Former ACLU Leaders Quarrel With Current Leadership Over Campaign Finance

The long-simmering debate within the American Civil Liberties Union over free speech and campaign finance reform has erupted again on the eve of a U.S. Senate vote on amending the Constitution to allow limits on money in politics.
Law.com
added Sep 9, 2014 11:41
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U.S. Senate Votes to Advance 'Citizens United' Amendment, But GOP Members Set to Oppose It

Senate voted to move forward with a final vote on a joint resolution to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would overturn the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision. The 79 to 18 vote to end debate and move on to a final vote o
The Brad Blog (Brad Friedman blog)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:32
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Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On S.J. Res. 19 – A Constitutional Amendment Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections

would restore to Congress and the States the authority to set reasonable limits on contributions and expenditures in our elections. The amendment would also allow Congress and the States to distinguish between natural persons and corporations when shapin
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:39
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Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Judicial Nominations

Despite this unyielding partisan strategy, the Senate has made great strides to fill vacancies on courts around the Nation. This year the Senate has confirmed 61 nominees to the circuit and district courts and in doing so, it has hit an historic mileston
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:37
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S.J.Res.19 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

Latest Action: 09/08/2014 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 18. Record Vote Number: 259. Tracker:
Congress.gov
added Sep 9, 2014 11:24
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UDALL / SANDERS: The Threat to American Democracy

On Monday, we will vote on our constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform. But we won’t stop there. We must develop an unprecedented grass-roots movement in all 50 states to make it clear to Congress and the Supreme Court that buying
Politico
added Sep 8, 2014 15:45
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Theodore Olson: Harry Reid Rewrites the First Amendment

The rhetoric of these would-be constitutional reformers is focused on two Supreme Court decisions: Citizens United v. FEC (2010) and McCutcheon v. FEC (2014). In Citizens United, the court struck down a law prohibiting unions and corporations from using
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 8, 2014 15:43
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