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DiNapoli: I won't be "sacrificial lamb" on campaign finance reform

New York state comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he won't be participating in a new pilot public campaign finance program agreed to in the state budget, and government reform groups say, they don't blame him.

Saying he won't be a "convenient sacrificial lamb", DiNapoli says he won't opt in to a test system for public campaign finance that applies only to his office, and would use money from the comptroller's unclaimed funds to pay for it.  Go to full article

Advocates criticizing NY public finance proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Good-government advocates are criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York's legislative leaders for a budget agreement to test public campaign financing with the state comptroller race this year.

Six good-government groups released a statement Sunday that called the proposal flawed and urged Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and any potential opponent to refuse to participate.  Go to full article
The Vermont Senate Chamber in Montpelier. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/afagen/8397057968/">Adam Fagen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Vermont Senate Chamber in Montpelier. Photo: Adam Fagen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont Senate backs reversing Citizens United ruling

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Senate is slated to take final action on a resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reverse a Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision that critics say opened the floodgates on corporate campaign contributions.

Calling the convention would have to win support from two-thirds of the states -- 34 -- and an amendment would then have to ratified by three-quarters -- or 38 states.  Go to full article
Former NJ Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (third from left) leading a panel of Women's Leadership Program Fellows in 2010. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/26538663@N02/5547948948/">Eisenhower Fellowships</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Former NJ Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (third from left) leading a panel of Women's Leadership Program Fellows in 2010. Photo: Eisenhower Fellowships, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Pols: NY public campaign financing vital to women

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) More than 160 women who are elected officials or hold
other leadership posts have written to New York's top elected officials, all men,
urging them to enact public campaign financing.

Calling it "vital" to participation in politics by women in particular, they want Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to enact Cuomo's budget proposal for a campaign system like New York City's, with small donations matched by public funds.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo's "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" recommends public financing of political campaigns. Move On and Occupy want the governor to get on board with the plan. Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office
Gov. Cuomo's "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" recommends public financing of political campaigns. Move On and Occupy want the governor to get on board with the plan. Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office

Move On wants campaign finance reform

Advocates demonstrated in favor of public campaign financing Friday, following a report from Gov. Cuomo's anti-corruption commission favoring the idea.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo announcing formation of "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" in Binghamton on July 2. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/9198404199/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>
Governor Cuomo announcing formation of "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" in Binghamton on July 2. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo

Campaign finance reform questioned

One of the most controversial recommendations in the report from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption commission report this week is to enact public financing of campaigns for statewide elections.

But the commissioners were divided on the issue. The majority of the 25 Moreland Act Commissioners say a public campaign finance system modeled on New York City's matching donor system is the only way to curb the undue influence of big money donors in state government.

But a dissenting recommendation from seven of the commissioners has been gaining more attention than the opinion of most of the commissioners.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing the formation of the "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" under the Moreland Act. Photo:  Gov. Cuomo's office
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing the formation of the "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" under the Moreland Act. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Corruption commission calls for public campaign financing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti corruption commission issued a scathing report Monday evening criticizing what the commission says is Albany's culture of corruption. It calls for a list of reforms.

The Moreland Act Commissioners describe their report as a "blueprint" to fix what they say is the pervasive "dysfunction" in Albany.  Go to full article
Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick at the launch of the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, which he co-chairs. Photo: <a hre="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/9191518151/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick at the launch of the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, which he co-chairs. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

More call for public campaign finance system

Advocacy groups are encouraged by recent statements by the co-chair of Governor Cuomo's anti-corruption commission, who says he now favors public financing of political campaigns.

William Fitzpatrick, the Syracuse-area Onondaga County DA who co-chairs Cuomo's anti-corruption commission, says he has become a convert to using public funds to finance political campaigns.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the formation of the "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to probe systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State. Photo:  Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office via Flickr
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the formation of the "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to probe systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State. Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office via Flickr

Reform groups identify loophole for big campaign donations

A leading government reform group has some advice for Governor Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission's ongoing investigations into campaign financing. They say it should look at a major loophole that has allowed $98 million in unlimited donations to flow into what's known as party housekeeping accounts.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo rolls out campaign finance bill

With just over a week left in the legislative session, Governor Cuomo released his bill to extend public financing of political campaigns to statewide races. But he still faces resistance from some factions within the legislature.  Go to full article

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