Following last week’s working meeting, Zack Fink of NY1 reports that the Public Campaign Financing Commission is currently considering further lowering the contribution limit previously proposed for gubernatorial candidates and will likely adopt an in-district only match on only small contributions of $250 or less. There is reported agreement among Commissioners on raising a threshold for party ballot access, although the number of required votes has yet to be determined. Source: Spectrum Date: November 19, 2019 See full story here.
New York needs comprehensive campaign finance reform more than ever, to restore the public’s trust in honest, open, and efficient government. A small donor match system will put the needs of real voters — the business owners and workers who drive New York’s economy — back on the agenda.