A Smart Buy

Calling Clean Elections a "bargain," the Washington Post writes in support of full public financing for Maryland elections, a proposal with support from Maryland's Governor and House of Representatives and which is being debated by the Senate.

 

The editorial contrasts Maryland's growing campaign costs with the successful Clean Elections systems that have been implemented in Maine and Arizona, and dubs the estimated price tag for Maryland's Clean Elections to be a completely reasonable sum to pay in exchange for a more inclusive electoral process (they even agree it may save taxpayers some money): "there is every reason to think that the result -- a legislature whose members owe less to entrenched, deep-pocketed interests -- will be a fairer, more impartial and better government."