A small-donor matching public campaign finance system is in reach in New York (Op-Ed)

New York took a step toward comprehensive campaign finance reform in this year’s budget by establishing a binding commission to design a small donor public financing system for state elections.  Vigilant attention on this commission from policymakers, the press, and New Yorkers will be essential to creating a good policy by the December 2019 deadline.  As Lawrence Norden and Chisun Lee of the Brennan Center for Justice note, “If we hold our leaders to their promises, we should have a robust small-donor match system before the year is out. This would make New York a national model of democracy that works for everyone, not just for a few wealthy special interests.”

Source: New York Daily News

Date: April 8, 2019

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