Karen Scharff

campaign finance, Dream Act and more
6:25 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Unfinished Business in New York's Legislative Session

Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, N.Y. Senate co-leader and leader of the Independent Democrats, is pushing campaign finance reform and the Dream Act.
Credit File photo/AP

  There’s around two months left in the legislative session, and a number of issues left on the agenda. But it’s uncertain how many of them will actually become law.

Governor Cuomo, who’s failed to achieve a number of progressive items over the last two years, including public campaign finance reform and a Women’s Equality Act,  told the Democratic Rural Conference that he’ll try to get them passed in the state legislature in the next eight weeks, before the session ends in June.

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funds for public finance program and enforcement
1:36 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

NY reform groups like Cuomo's public campaign finance proposals

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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Suppressed subpoenas?
6:42 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Reports on Moreland Commission "troubling"

There have been several news reports in recent days that portray New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission as losing its independence.  Government reform groups say they are worried the Moreland Commission is losing its way. 

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