Public financing needs a downpayment now: Gov. Cuomo needs to prepare New York for a new era of fairer democracy (Op-Ed)

Member of the New York Public Campaign Financing Commission DeNora Getachew published an op-ed Tuesday expressing her dismay upon learning that Governor Cuomo’s amended budget “omits crucial funding to build the infrastructure necessary to launch” the state’s new public financing program. Getachew and her fellow commissioners worked tirelessly for months to design a voluntary small donor matching system, which has the backing of a majority of New Yorkers. As she concluded, it’s time for the state’s leaders need to “follow through on the reform they promised.”

Source: New York Daily News

Date: February 25, 2020

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