New York’s budget for the new fiscal year includes the public financing plan developed last year by the New York Public Campaign Financing Commission. These measures will go into effect for legislative candidates in 2024 and candidates for statewide office in 2026. However, the law also includes new, higher thresholds for minor parties and petitioning candidates to access the ballot, which the Working Families Party and Conservative Party oppose. Source: North Country Public Radio Date: April 6, 2020 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.