campaign finance reform

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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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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission issued a scathing report  on Monday evening that criticizes what the commission says is Albany’s culture of corruption and recommends numerous reforms.

Supporters of campaign finance reform rallied outside a hearing on Tuesday held by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's commission on public corruption. They demanded change to what they say is a pay to play culture.