Klein’s Campaign Finance Proposal

Independent Democratic Conference Leader and Senate Co-President Jeff Klein has completed final bill language for his own proposal to publicly finance political campaigns, according to text obtained by Capital Tonight. The 50-page bill would create a system of public...

Little unity on ending corruption

State lawmakers are still far from consensus around a legislative response to recent corruption arrests. But for the second time in 24 hours, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday released a program bill designed to combat political corruption. It included his earlier...

Small donors could change imbalance of power

Why has Congress allowed the real value of the minimum wage to fall 30 percent since 1968? Why is one in every three black children in America growing up poor? Why is Washington obsessed with deficit reduction when six in every 10 Americans want their national leaders...