Watchdog groups: state facing key opportunity to fix campaign finance laws

Advocates are pushing the state Public Campaign Financing Commission to design a comprehensive public financing program with a $6-to-$1 match and lower contribution limits.  A recent report by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) underscores the significance of this commission’s work.  NYPIRG found that during the 2018 elections, “donations by organized interests, corporations, LLCs and individuals giving more than $200, accounted for more than 90 percent of contributions received by winning Senate and Assembly campaigns.”

Source: Buffalo News

Date: September 5, 2019

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