As the members of the Public Campaign Financing Commission design a system of public financing for New York State elections, the New York Times editorial board weighs in. The board urges the Commission to look to New York City’s successful public financing program as their model. The City’s program matches contributions from residents across the city – not just those living in district – and is administered by the nonpartisan and independent Campaign Finance Board. This is a rare opportunity for real reform in Albany, writes the editorial board, and it should not be squandered Source: New York Times Date: November 7, 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.