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New York Campaign Finance

Cuomo Has Raised Millions Through Loophole He Pledged to Close

ProPublica | Theodoric Meyer | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When he ran for office four years ago, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pledged to close a loophole in the state's cam...

Paul Blumenthal

We Knew New York Was Corrupt, But We Didn't Know It Was This Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sweeping indictment of New York politics, a commission empaneled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to investigate official corruption in the...

Cuomo Announces Commission To Fight Corruption In NY

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Following a spate of corruption scandals, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo launched a special commission Tuesday to investigate potential violations of ...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Defeat For Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York state's comprehensive campaign finance reform, including public election financing, failed Thursday night in the state Senate. ...

Paul Blumenthal

Big State Fights Back Against 'Dark Money'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday imposed new regulations to close major disclosure loopholes for money spent on ...

Paul Blumenthal

Campaign Finance Reform Faces Notorious Hurdle

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

In downtown New York City on Wednesday, state Sen. Jeff Klein, the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, launched the first of four public ...

Paul Blumenthal

Election Reformers See Big Chance In Key State

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

A coalition of groups calling for public financing of candidates in New York is launching an advertising and grassroots push on Monday to raise awaren...

The Pushback in New York State

Jay Mandle | Posted 05.05.2013 | New York
Jay Mandle

The pushback against billionaire funded politics has taken root in New York State. A substantial citizens' mobilization is underway to use public funds to finance electoral campaigns.

New York Needs Transparency in Political Spending

Ian Vandewalker | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Ian Vandewalker

A complete solution to the broken system in Albany is reform centered on public financing of elections, so that candidates have an alternative path to victory that relies on average voters, and not influence-seeking special interests.

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Governor Targets Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In each of his three State of the State addresses, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has given increasing levels of detail to his support f...

Matt Sledge

WATCH: 'Law & Order' Star Featured In Political Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Former "Law & Order" star Sam Waterston is returning to the rough and tumble world of New York politics. But he is not reprising his role ...