West Virginia to Review Public Funding Program - State and Federal Communications

June 28, 2011  •  

West Virginia to Review Public Funding Program

W.V. Secretary of State Natalie TennantIn response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision which struck down Arizona’s public funding matching system, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant has indicated that West Virginia will review its own public funding program.

West Virginia’s public funding program, approved by lawmakers in 2010, is set to begin with a pilot project involving two state Supreme Court seats up for election in the 2012 general election. West Virginia’s law would give candidates who opt into the program more state money as spending by their opponents or independent expenditures by third parties increased.

Tennant has stated that she plans to meet and discuss this issue with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

Photo of Natalie Tennant courtesy of Natalie Tennant on Wikipedia.

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