The 2019 City Charter Commission issued its preliminary staff report Tuesday, with recommendations for revisions to the city charter.
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The purpose of the new law is to incentivize candidates to seek small donations rather than chase big checks from lobbyists and special interests.
The problem with elections in New York is not that we have too many people seeking elective office — as evidenced in the lack of competing candidates.
Implementing cost of electronic poll books for New York City, is more than $145 million, and for 57 counties outside NYC making amount to $175m statewide.
Campaign urged Gov. Cuomo and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins to use the opportunity to enact the extremely significant money in politics legislation.
NY State Assembly and Senate released their lists of priorities for this year’s state budget. Both chambers include small donor public financing.
Small-dollar donors were behind 63 percent of first wave campaign contributions to candidates who ran in the February special election for public advocate.
Though Dems have blamed GOP intransigence for the failure of key campaign finance and ethics reforms, those measures appear stalled.
Websites for the New York state Board of Elections and the Department of Motor Vehicles must become accessible to blind voters by the end of the year.
A broad coalition of individuals and groups across New York is coming together to ensure reforms are included in the 2019 state budget.