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Public Campaign Finance Showing Signs of Life

Public campaign finance showing signs of life New York Now Karen Dewitt May 9, 2014 Governor Cuomo is facing pressure to revive an issue that failed in state budget negotiations, enacting a public campaign financing system for statewide elections. In the final budget deal, Cuomo agreed with legislative leaders to a pared down public campaign […]

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Cuomo Huddles With W.F.P., Reformers on Campaign Finance

Cuomo Huddles With W.F.P., Reformers on Campaign Finance Capital New York Jimmy Vielkind May 9, 2014 ALBANY—As he re-engages negotiations to expand a system of public campaign finance, Governor Andrew Cuomo has met with good-government advocates and a top Working Families Party official to gauge support for a possible compromise. A 90-minute meeting occurred Wednesday […]

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Public Finance Resurfaces

Public finance resurfaces Albany Times-Union Casey Seiler May 7, 2014 Albany Have reports of the legislative death of a broad-based public financing system for New York’s political campaigns been greatly exaggerated? It’s too soon to tell, but with less than 20 session days left before state lawmakers head back to their districts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has found a […]

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Comptroller Race: Republican, Not DiNapoli, to Accept Public Financing

Comptroller race: Republican, not DiNapoli, to accept public financing The Journal News Joseph Spector  May 7, 2014 ALBANY – Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci on Wednesday launched his campaign for state comptroller, saying he will opt into a new public campaign financing system for the race. Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has advocated for a public-financing system, […]

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Senate Democrats: More Reasons Than Ever To Adopt Reform Bills

Senate Democrats: More Reasons Than Ever To Adopt Reform Bills WAMC Northeast Public Radio Karen Dewitt May 6, 2014 New York Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system, say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures. Democrats in the […]

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NY GOP Chair Ed Cox: Public Financing “Broadens the Field” for Comptroller’s Race

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox: Public financing “broadens the field” for comptroller’s race The Journal News Jon Campbell April 15, 2014 Eight days after saying advocates of public campaign financing “promise heaven but deliver hell,” New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox said Tuesday a pilot program for the comptroller’s race “broadens the field” of […]

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Pols: NY Public Campaign Financing Vital to Women

Pols: NY Public Campaign Financing Vital to Women Associated Press March 3, 2014 ALBANY, N.Y. — More than 160 women in elected positions or holding other leadership posts have written to New York’s top elected officials, all men, urging them to enact public campaign financing. The said such funding is “vital” to getting more women […]

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Ad Campaign Seeks to Increase Chances of Cuomo’s Campaign Finance Plan

Ad Campaign Seeks to Increase Chances of Cuomo’s Campaign Finance Plan New York Times Thomas Kaplan February 23, 2014 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered a pleasant surprise to skeptical liberal activists last month by tucking a long-discussed plan to provide public financing for state political campaigns into his state budget proposal. But whether the plan will survive […]

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Cuomo Builds Ethics Reform Into His Budget

Cuomo builds ethics reforms into his budget Legislative Gazette Matthew Dondiego January 27, 2014 Continuing his efforts to help New York shake its image as a scandalous and corruption-ridden state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo included a number of ethics reforms in his Executive Budget proposal aimed at restoring the public’s trust in government and strengthening campaign […]

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Elizabeth Warren Pushes New York To ‘Go, Go, Go’ On Reform

Elizabeth Warren Pushes New York To ‘Go, Go, Go’ On Progressive Policies The Huffington Post Samantha Lachman January 24, 2014 In her first public appearance in New York City since she was elected in 2012, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inserted her voice into state debates over campaign finance reform, universal preschool and income inequality. She […]

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