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Squeezed: Business Pressured to Fill Campaign Coffers

This study from the Committee for Economic Development hammers home a crucial point lost in the debates over campaign finance and political spending: business leaders are under pressure to contribute. Political donations seem to function almost as a tax on successful businesses — except it goes into campaign spending for politicians, rather than into 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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