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Tag: campaign finance

Candidates claim to fund bulk of campaigns

Candidates claim to fund bulk of campaigns

| 12/07/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Details of campaign finances for the eight weeks prior to the May 2017 General Election reveal very little about political donors but show that in most cases candidates largely funded their own campaigns. The Progressives have listed nine companies who made donations in excess of $5,000 to th [...]

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$200k of Tomlinson donations revealed

$200k of Tomlinson donations revealed

| 10/07/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Records held by the Elections Office of the full expense returns for all candidates have revealed that during the eight weeks before the May poll, former hospital boss and surgeon Dr Steve Tomlinson gave almost $200,000 in donations to ten independent candidates running in the election. This [...]

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Miller: Time to address campaign finance

Miller: Time to address campaign finance

| 30/05/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, a longtime advocate for campaign finance reform, said government must now address the issue, claiming that Premier Alden McLaughlin crossed the line at a recent PPM fundraising dinner at the Ritz Carlton. Taking aim at the premier in particular, he said the PPM u [...]

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Premier to increase campaign spending limits

Premier to increase campaign spending limits

| 08/01/2016 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Candidates for the 2017 General Election will be able to spend considerably more on their bid for office than in past years, with changes in the works for campaign finance. Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed that when he brings the amendments to the elections law to provide for ‘one [...]

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Campaign finance changes needed

Campaign finance changes needed

| 07/01/2016 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Government needs to address the rules surrounding campaign finances to create a more honest reflection on the cash candidates spend in their efforts to get elected, according to independent MLA Ezzard Miller. Government is expected to amend the elections law to accommodate ‘one man, one [...]

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