The ACLU of Maryland supports HB 785, which establishes a system of public campaign financing. Public campaign financing enhances the accountability of public officials to general voters, so they are thereby less obliged to the interests of high-dollar contributors. Public campaign financing allows candidates and officials to invest their time and energies into investigating and remedying the concerns of the electorate, not seeking campaign contributions.
HB 785 - Maryland Small Donor Incentive Act
Delegates Mosby, Frush, Korman, R. Lewis, and Tarlau
Lost: bill did not pass