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Christy Mihos on Government Reform


Supports public financing of elections

Christy has pledged not to take money from lobbyists, state contractors or employees, and other special interests. Christy supports the public financing of elections.
Source: Campaign website, Jul 16, 2006

Would pursue strict campaign finance reform

In addition to pledging to "take down those tolls from Weston to the New York border" and to reopen the front gates of the State House to "return this building to the people of Massachusetts," Mihos has pledged to pursue strict campaign finance reform.
Source: Jun 5, 2006

Set aside 40% of tax revenues for local aid

Over the past few years, elected politicians on Beacon Hill have been able to "balance the budget" by cutting local aid, which is money that the state gives back to communities for schools, cops, and other local services. That's why less than 30% of today's tax receipts go to support localities. By increasing that support to 40% - a plan proposed by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation - we can have a profound impact on municipal finances.
Source: Campaign website,, "Proposition 1" Jun 2, 2006

$1B shifted from special-interest projects to local aid

Mihos said he would support increasing state aid to cities and towns to 40 percent of annual collections from income, corporate and sales taxes, a $1 billion increase. State aid now equals about 30 percent of those revenues. Mihos said too much money is being set aside by the Legislature for projects endorsed by special interest groups. He spoke of budget amendments, such as one on the books that calls for $36 million in upgrades to an area around Fenway Park.
Source: Bea O'Quinn Dewberry in The Springfield Republican Jun 1, 2006

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AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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