The purpose of the new law is to incentivize candidates to seek small donations rather than chase big checks from lobbyists and special interests.
Public Financing of Elections articles on DC
This Public Financing of Elections section has news on multiple countries that choose to use government funding to run campaigns, a practice widespread in South America and Europe. The mechanisms for this can be quite varied, ranging from direct subsidy of political parties to government matching funds for certain types of private donations (often small donations) to exemption from fees of government services (e.g. postage) and many other systems as well. Also check out our sections on American democracy or Money Politics.
The news media has failed to tell the public that HR 1, the Democratic Party-sponsored election bill that has already passed the US House.
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.
The sudden spur of legislative action confirms an old political adage that seemed to elude state houses across the country for far too long.
Policy analysis of the potential impact and cost of small donor matching funds for New York State elections with key findings from top experts.
The Democratic Party’s H.R. 1 “The People’s Act” is a bill designed to tackle what many see as lingering and corrosive problems in American democracy.
As a new Legislature will be seated in Albany, a coalition of 90 groups wants governor and lawmakers to reform the state’s voting laws this coming session.