Unallotment scraps state campaign funding program

  • Article by: PATRICIA LOPEZ and PAUL WA LSH , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: June 23, 2009 - 2:41 PM

Common Cause Minnesota is looking at the elimination of the Political Contribution Refund program as a way to go to court over Gov. Pawlenty's plan to balance the budget.

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julio57Jun. 22, 0912:58 PM

The program is good in it's intentions--trying to get people active in politics and getting them to support candidates so not ONLY the rich can afford to run for office, but in a year such as this, with such a huge deficit, this is definately something that can be cut to save money.

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mvorceJun. 22, 0912:59 PM

I'm not a T-Paw fan but I do agree that this is a waste of tax payer money. If you want to "donate" then donate, you don't need to be reimbursed by the gov.

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cpceepJun. 22, 09 1:02 PM

Fair is fair, Common(unist) Cause Minnesota!

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noinkJun. 22, 09 1:05 PM

You can still contribute until June 30, 2009 and get the refund but your donation must be in the hands of the state candidate or Minnesota political organization by June 30th.

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Packman_1Jun. 22, 09 1:06 PM

The state pays that much in toilet paper. Anything to disenfranchise the little guy in favor of the special interest money. That's Tpaw

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llboomgaJun. 22, 09 1:09 PM

When the cupboard and fridge are empty, get a loan for a Cadillac......Hey Mikey, nothing in the governor's cut keeps anyone from donating to whomever they please. If the fact the state wont give you %50 bucks back prevents you from donating, you werent serious about donating anyway.. BTW,,,When do you think the last time an office holder seeked out the opinion of a %50 dollar donor was?

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csjohnJun. 22, 09 1:17 PM

Not going to run again, don't care about anyone else. I got mine, up yours. What a legacy Timmy leaves.

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csjohnJun. 22, 09 1:17 PM

Not going to run again, don't care about anyone else. I got mine, up yours. What a legacy Timmy leaves.

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rblainemn123Jun. 22, 09 1:24 PM

a realist that is getting rid of worthless spending, now let's reform the welfare system and get rid of the abundance of school administrators.

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belfertJun. 22, 09 1:29 PM

Why should my taxes pay for political campaigns no matter what party? Political campaigns are already too long and spend too much money.

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