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Fmr. Upstate Congressman Arcuri in Post-Standard: Put Voters in Charge with Public Financing

Letter to the Editor: Put Voters in Charge with Public Financing Syracuse Post-Standard Mike Arcuri March 12, 2012 To the Editor: New York legislators have an unprecedented opportunity to cast a vote to improve democracy this spring by enacting a small-donor system of public funding of elections. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signaled his strong support […]

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Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Urgency Needed on Campaign Finance Reform

Editorial: Urgency Needed on Campaign Finance Reform Rochester Democrat & Chronicle May 6, 2012 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attitude toward campaign finance reform appears to be “do as I say, not as I do.” What he said, last Wednesday in a radio interview, is that such reform remains a priority for this legislative session, which runs through […]

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New York Times: Public Financing, an Idea Worth Saving

Editorial: An Idea Worth Saving The New York Times May 5, 2012 Public financing of presidential elections, the greatest reform to come out of the post-Watergate era, died this year after a long illness. It was 36 years old, and was drowned by big money and starved by the disdain of politicians who should have […]

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Albany Times-Union: Cuomo and Reform

Editorial: Ah, reform, Mr. Cuomo? The 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 […]

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NY Daily News: No reform, no money

Editorial: No reform, no money New York Daily News April 16, 2012 No state capital cries out for a campaign finance crackdown more desperately than New York’s. With sky-high contribution limits, yawning loopholes, anything-goes spending rules and laughable enforcement, it’s the wild west of political cash. Albany’s hogs in you-know-what love it — or they […]

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Technology Leaders Endorse Effort to Overhaul Campaign Finance

Technology Leaders Endorse Effort to Overhaul Campaign Finance The New York Times Thomas Kaplan November 15, 2012   A group of more than 30 technology industry leaders has endorsed an effort to overhaul the state’s campaign-finance laws, and is urging Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to push for a system of public financing for state elections. […]

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Betabeat: New York Techies Want Campaign Finance Fixed

New York Techies Want Campaign Finance Fixed: Enough With the Special Interests, They Say Betabeat Kelly Faircloth November 15, 2012 A coalition of techies say it’s time to do something about our campaign finance morass, and they’re starting with New York State. A veritable who’s who of Silicon Alley–including Fred Wilson, Andy Weissman, Dennis Crowley, John Borthwick, […]

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Saugerties Post Star on Fair Elections

Campaign Finance Reform Legislation Would Bring Fair Elections to New York Saugerties Post Star April 24, 2012 Saugerties, NY —Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Election Law Committee Chairman Michael Cusick today announced they have introduced legislation to bring fair elections to New York by reforming the state’s antiquated campaign finance laws and creating a public […]

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NY1 Online: Campaign Finance Reform Advocates Push For Public Financing

Campaign Finance Reform Advocates Push For Public Financing Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis spoke with two members of the advocacy group New York Leadership for Accountable Government — Sean Eldridge, who runs the investment fund Hudson River Ventures, and Frederick “Fritz” Schwarz, the former chairman of the city’s Campaign Finance Board — about their efforts […]

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Adirondack Daily Discusses NY LEAD

New group works for campaign finance reform Adirondack Daily Enterprise Chris Morris March 2, 2012 A new bipartisan group of business and civic leaders wants to reform the way elections are funded in New York state. New York Leadership for Accountable Government, also known as NY LEAD, formed recently to advocate for comprehensive campaign finance […]

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