Public financing now: The state must democratize our election financing (Op-Ed)

Advocating for public financing in New York, State Senator Andrew Gounardes details the unseen ways in which the current campaign finance system allows special interests to impact residents’ daily lives: imbalanced income taxes, the influence of the pharmaceutical industry responsible for the opioid crisis, and unaffordable housing. He writes, “A strong public financing system would combat pay-to-play politics, democratize a donor base that is historically wealthy and well-connected, and help usher in a new generation of grassroots candidates to elective office.”

Source: New York Daily News

Date: October 27, 2019

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