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Joe Albanese

Research fellow, Institute for Free Speech

Joe Albanese is a research fellow at the Institute for Free Speech in Alexandria, Virginia. The institute is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to defending First Amendment political speech rights.

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Austin should reject free speech pain for politicians’ gain

Tax financing of political campaigns comes at great cost to Americans’ political rights and autonomy. Yet it does not seem to produce much of a payoff — except for politicians. Austin City Council members would do well to actually look at the real-world experience of campaign vouchers. They may find it hard to vouch for their success.