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The Presidential Public Funding Program

Published in April 1993

Contents:

Executive Summary

Introduction

Chapter 1: Primary Matching Funds
- How the Matching Fund System Works
- Statistical Wrap-up
- Issues

Chapter 2: General Election Funding
- How General Election Funding Works
- Statistical Wrap-up
- Issues

Chapter 3: Convention Funding
- How Convention Funding Works
- Statistical Wrap-up
- Issues

Chapter 4: Evaluation of the Public Funding Program
- Problems and Solutions
- Constitutional Challenge
- Has Public Funding Solved the Problems?
- Cost to Administer Public Funding
- Summary

Chapter 5: Funding the Program: The $1 Tax Checkoff
- Constitutionality
- Shortfall
- Statistical Wrap-up
- Public Education Program
- Legislative Action
- Regulatory Action
- Conclusion

Appendices
1. Public Funding Chronology

2. 1993 Legislative Recommendations Related to Public Funding
3. Recipients of Public Funding
4. The Federal Election Campaign Laws: A Short History
5. Text of Public Service Announcements on Tax Checkoff