campaign finance reform

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The Suffolk County Legislature has passed campaign finance reform that would provide public funds for county races.

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Suffolk County legislators proposed a bill to create a public financing system, which would limit how much candidates can raise and spend on their campaigns. 

L.I. Advocacy Groups Press For Campaign Finance Reform

Jun 7, 2016
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On Tuesday government reform groups called on New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-2) to bring to a vote a bill that would close what’s known as the “LLC Loophole.”

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New York State Senate Republicans on the Elections Committee cast a vote on closing a campaign finance loophole that has played a role in recent corruption trials of former legislative leaders, but doing so might have doomed the measure for the 2016 session.

Government reform groups in New York say they’re pleased Governor Andrew Cuomo will put money in his new state budget to fund public financing of campaigns, as well as money for better enforcement of existing campaign laws.  

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