Here’s how $2.5M can help protect Baltimore residents against public corruption

The Baltimore Sun editorial board supports legislation introduced in the City Council that will provide $2.5 million in funding for a local public financing program from the city’s tax on electricity, gas, fuel oil, propane, and steam. Explaining their support, the board writes that the “influence of big-money donors is one of the most destructive forces in government at all levels but there is one possible antidote: public financing of political campaigns that allow candidates to rely on small donations from average folks — $25 or $50 and the like — instead of $6,000 checks (or worse) from special interests.”

Source: Baltimore Sun

Date: March 9, 2020

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