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Albany Times-Union: Public Financing Will Pay Dividends- In Increased Participation.

Editorial: More reform for New York Albany Times Union April 18, 2012 Our opinion: Why can’t the state rewrite its campaign finance laws? Public financing might well pay dividends — in increased civic participation. Consider the possibilities, New York. State government no longer shows signs of being so thoroughly broken. Budgets are passed on time […]

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Long Island Newsday: Editorial in Favor of Albany Reform

Editorial: NY’s chance to blunt big donors Newsday April 17, 2012 He who pays the piper calls the tune. That’s just as true in politics as in the world of music. Large campaign contributions buy influence; everybody knows that, especially those who make or receive such gifts. And lax campaign finance regulations are a big […]

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New York Times: Editorial Calls for Public Financing

Albany Can Kick the Money Habit The New York Times April 14,  2012 While New York waits for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep his promise to reform its election system, some powerful New Yorkers are stepping into the vacuum. A coalition that includes Barry Diller; Chris Hughes, a founding member of Facebook; the banker David […]

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Albany Times-Union: Cuomo Just Made Reform More Urgent

Ah, reform, Mr. Cuomo? Albany Times-Union March 22, 2012 THE ISSUE: The governor’s about-face on redistricting makes tougher campaign finance laws all the more urgent. THE STAKES: He still wants to change the state’s political culture, doesn’t he? There was Governor Cuomo calling for radical changes to the way political campaigns are financed in New York. The […]

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New York Times: New York Waits for Campaign Finance Reform

New York Waits for Campaign Finance Reform New York Times February 16, 2012 New York is a shamefully easy place for a state politician to raise money. Gov. Andrew Cuomo knows this all too well and has repeatedly promised to reform the state’s scandalously lax campaign financing laws. Until that happens, however, Mr. Cuomo is […]

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Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Action Needed on Campaign Reform

Action Needed on Campaign Reform Democrat and Chronicle January 23, 2012 Gov. Andrew Cuomo is credited with a successful first year and much of that credit is deserved. But there are several issues that have remained unresolved, campaign finance reform among them. The governor continues to say the right things when it comes to changing […]

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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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