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Money in Politics This Week

May 4, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtag#moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. In a radio interview this week, Gov. Cuomo renewed the call for statewide campaign finance reform, decrying the corrosive effect that super PACs and high contribution limits continue to […]

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Money in Politics This Week

April 27, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. “For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtag #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex.” New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver formally introduced a bill this week that would create a statewide voluntary public matching funds program in New York, calling on fellow legislators to […]

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Assembly Speaker Silver Introduces Fair Elections Legislation

April 24, 2012 · by

Assembly Speaker Silver Introduces Fair Elections Legislation

This morning, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced legislation that would finally bring Fair Elections – publicly financed campaigns that would work to neutralize the corrosive influence of money in our politics – to New York. This is a solid step in the right direction and is the result of our broad coalition’s hard work to […]

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Money in Politics This Week

April 20, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtag #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex.   New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News   1. This week saw the publication of several editorials calling on Gov. Cuomo to maintain his commitment to creating a public campaign finance program in New […]

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Now is the Time for Fair Elections

April 18, 2012 · by

Now is the Time for Fair Elections

Today, an unprecedented coalition of groups – labor, faith, student, community, business, good government, and national – held a press conference in the Capitol outside the Senate lobby calling on legislators and Governor Cuomo to act on Fair Elections before the end of session in June. We’ve never had a chance like this before to […]

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Money in Politics This Week

April 13, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtag #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. “An unusual and well-heeled coalition, trying to tap public anger over the flood of money into politics, is pushing to enact a public financing system for elections […]

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Money in Politics This Week

April 7, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtag #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. A report issued this week by the Center for Working Families finds that Pedro Espada’s contributions from the real estate industry skyrocketed once the ex-state Senate Majority Leader […]

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The Benefits of Public Financing for New York State

April 2, 2012 · by

The Benefits of Public Financing for New York State

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s blog. It was originally posted by Jonathan Backer, Research Associate with the Center. At a recent Brennan Center event, panelists offered a variety of valuable perspectives on the urgent need for New York State to adopt public financing and comprehensive campaign finance reform. Professor Michael Malbin, Executive Director of […]

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