Public finances incumbents’ elections

Auburn Citizen Letter to the Editor 8/26/12 Howard Leib http://m.auburnpub.com/news/opinion/mailbag/public-finances-incumbents-elections/article_24db4058-dcd7-5e1e-be0d-cc2a0cac5584.html Jim Seward needs to stop using taxpayer dollars to pay for his political...

Give Small Political Donors a Voice

A New York Times Editorial 8/23/12 The Congressional race between two incumbent Democrats in the redrawn 30th District in California is one of the most expensive in the country, but it is hardly unusual in reflecting the influence of big donors. Howard Berman has...

Stricter oversight needed on campaign finance

Democrat and Chronicle Op-Ed 8/6/12 http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20120807/OPINION04/308070008/Stricter-oversight-needed-campaign-finance New York’s notoriously lax campaign finance laws offer elected officials plenty of wiggle room when it comes to how...

Fair elections, fair economy

Times Union op-ed 8/2/12 Richard Kirsch http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Fair-elections-fair-economy-3758655.php Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been a late and reluctant supporter of key measures to advance a more fair economy in New York. He fought extending the...