Blair Horner, Executive Director of New York Public Interest Research Group, notes that steps toward bold anti-corruption legislation are being taken both in Congress and in New York state. The new House majority’s sweeping reform package, if passed, would establish a voluntary, small donor matching system of public financing for federal Congressional races. In New York, Governor Cuomo has said that he will propose campaign finance reforms, including a statewide public financing system. According to Horner, “The public has every right to expect approval of corruption-busting measures in the areas of campaign finance (particularly with the creation of a voluntary system of public financing), government contracting, and ethics.”
Date: January 7, 2019
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