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New Group Works for Campaign Finance Reform

New group works for campaign finance reform Adirondack Daily Enterprise By 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 […]

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New York Flirts with Public Campaign Financing

New York flirts with public campaign financing The Daily Gazette By David Lombardo February 22, 2012 As the call for public financing of statewide elections in New York grows, both chambers of the state Legislature have now introduced legislation to provide for public financing for state comptroller elections. In a nearly completely partisan vote last […]

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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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New York Times Covers NY LEAD Launch

The push to improve the state’s campaign finance laws has gained an unlikely ally: some of New York’s wealthiest political donors. A new group called New York Leadership for Accountable Government unveiled an agenda on Wednesday that hewed to what Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo laid out in his State of the State address last month, including support for the creation of a system of public financing for state campaigns and lowered contribution limits.

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Fmr. Upstate Congressmen Boehlert and Murphy in Times-Union: Public Funding Only Way to Fix NY Politics

Public Funding Only Way to Fix NY Politics Albany Times-Union By Sherwood Boehlert and Scott Murphy January 24, 2012 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signaled his strong support for campaign finance reform and asked the legislature to enact a small donor system of voluntary public funding of elections. As he stated in his State of the State, […]

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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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