To combat dark money, New York needs fair elections (Op-Ed)

State Senator Julia Salazar writes in favor of lowering contribution limits and establishing a small donor public financing system to counter the corrosive impact of big money in New York State politics. In order to see progress on a wide range of issues important to ordinary people, such as adequate school funding and affordable housing, it is essential that special interests no longer dominate decision making in Albany. Implementing public financing could also result in greater participation from all New Yorkers, as studies show that small donor match systems have led to increased donor involvement from low-income people and people of color.

Source: City & State New York

Date: February 12, 2019

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