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Utica Observer-Dispatch: Governor Must Push Campaign Finance Reform

Editorial: Governor Must Push Campaign Finance Reform Utica Observer-Dispatch January 18, 2012 Of the many ideas Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed in his State of the State message, one that he needs to keep on the front burner is a push for voluntary public financing of political campaigns. Changing the way campaigns are financed is the […]

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Poll: 74 Percent of New Yorkers Support Citizen-funded Elections

A new poll conducted by the Siena Research Institute shows overwhelming support for public financing and lower contribution limits: a full 74 percent of those polled are in favor of public financing of state elections. Furthermore the support is steady across all regions, political ideologies and racial categories. About 70 percent of the respondents identifying […]

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Gov. Cuomo Calling for Public Campaign Financing

Gov. Cuomo Calling for Public Financing WRVO By Karen Dewitt January 9, 2012 Governor Cuomo, in his state of the state message, called for public financing of campaigns, based on a model currently in use in New York City. Proponents, including those who have studied the model as well as public finance systems in other […]

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Cuomo Seeks Public Financing of Election Campaigns

Cuomo Seeks Public Financing of Election Campaigns AP January 5, 2012 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has returned to a top campaign objective by calling for voluntary public financing of political campaigns. He would also lower the amount of top donations. The measure is cited by good-government groups including Citizen Action as a key to […]

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