Advocates make the case for public financing of campaigns

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) issued a report that found that one trend in campaign fundraising in New York has remained stagnant since the 1980s: winning candidates receive most of their campaign funds from “wealthy New Yorkers, big businesses and politically connected interests.”  NYPIRG and other good government groups are hopeful that the Public Campaign Financing Commission tasked with designing a small donor public financing program for the state will create a system that helps reorient candidates away from these megadonors and toward working New Yorkers.

Source: Albany Times Union

Date: September 5, 2019

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