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soft monies

A term of art for health funds in the UK which are usually “one-off” payments that came from private practice, cremation fees or donations from volunteer groups, but aren’t recurrent or reliable revenue streams that would fund a post or pay for any ongoing need for major supplies or an extra staff member in a department or service.
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And Enron and Coca-Cola and Philip Morris just suddenly decide that they are very interested in campaign reform and kick in some good old soft money, which the Brennan Center uses to lobby and provide free legal services for an issue of "transcendent importance" to none other than Sen.
closed the political party soft money loophole and shed light on sham
Definitions of Hard and Soft Money in Federal Elections
The evidence connects soft money to manipulations of the legislative calendar, leading to Congress' [sic] failure to enact, among other things, generic drug legislation, tort reform, and tobacco legislation," the majority wrote.
The district court also upheld, and expanded, restrictions on national and state party use of soft money to fund broadcast advertisements.
Current Federal law bans the use of corporate- or union-donated soft money for advertisements that expressly advocate the election or defeat of a candidate for Federal office.
It was necessary in order to plug this soft money hole.
Prohibiting soft money particularly hurts challengers.
If the ban on soft money were to take effect immediately, stations would see $225 million-$300 million shaved off the top.
The Bill bans the use of soft money to buy 'issue adverts' within 60 days of an election or 30 days of a primary.
The proposed Ney-Wynn bill caps soft money contributions to national party committees at $75,000 and does not change the current unlimited fundraising for state parties or $1,000 hard money limit.