Public Campaign Financing in New York State: Explained

Last month, New York became the second state to institute a system of public campaign financing. It follows an eight-month development process by an independent Public Campaign Finance Commission. While the new system might serve as a model for other states wishing to combat the role of big money in politics and amplify the voices… Read more

Progress on New York State Public Campaign Financing System

On Monday, April 1, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed a budget bill that, while falling short of creating America’s largest system of small donor public campaign financing, takes a step in the right direction. The bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, establishes an independent commission… Read more