Center for Governmental Studies Research Archive

The Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) announced, on October 13, 2011, the closure of its Los Angeles offices. Tracy Westen,Vice President and CEO, can be reached at tawesten@gmail.com, 310-913-1395, Bob Stern, President, can be reached at rstern2009@gmail.com, 310-382-0904.

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Voter Information in the Digital Age: Grading State Election Websites Publication Date: December 2012 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies; Research Area: Political Reform
Alternatives to Triggers: Public Campaign Financing After Arizona Free Enterprise Publication Date: September 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Public Campaign Financing in California: A Model Law for 21st Century Reform Publication Date: August 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Citizen Legislators or Political Musical Chairs: Term Limits in California Publication Date: July 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Political Reform
CGS' amicus brief, filed in favor of respondent, in McComish v. Bennett Publication Date: March 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Public Campaign Financing in Albuquerque: Citizens Win with Clean Money Elections Publication Date: February 2011 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Public Financing in Portland: Should Voter-Owned Elections Survive? Publication Date: October 2010 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Money and Power in the City of Angels Publication Date: July 2010 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance
Open Primaries and Top Two Elections: Proposition 14 on California’s June 2010 Ballot Publication Date: May 2010 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Political Reform
Public Campaign Financing in North Carolina Judiciary: Balancing The Scales Publication Date: April 2010 Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies Research Area: Campaign Finance