New York State Panel Hears Input on Public Campaign-Finance System

Advocates and elected officials from New York and neighboring Connecticut attended the Public Campaign Financing Commission’s Albany hearing to encourage the nine-member panel to recommend a $6-to-$1 match program. Connecticut State Senator Matt Lesser explained his state’s public financing program “has allowed officials to spend more time discussing policy and be less beholden to political donors.”

Source: Wall Street Journal

Date: September 18, 2019

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