Gail Buckner is calling for public financing of political campaigns. She wants to raise money through license plate fees, ethics fines, income tax checkoffs, or other sources. None of those, of course, would actually fully pay for the campaigns, so we’d have to turn to tax payer dollars or let candidates raise funds — which defeats public funding to begin with.
I am, of course, biased here. I am flat out opposed to public funding of political campaigns.