PACs http://wamc.org en New York Lawmakers Push For Public Financing Of Elections http://wamc.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-push-public-financing-elections <p></p><p>Three New York Congressmen have joined forces in an effort to fight big money in elections.</p><p>Last week the House Democrats introduced a bill to create public financing of elections for federal elections. Just two weeks before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to create publicly financed elections for the state legislature and for all statewide offices.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:14:42 +0000 Dave Lucas 83914 at http://wamc.org New York Lawmakers Push For Public Financing Of Elections VT Senate Approves Campaign Finance Bill http://wamc.org/post/vt-senate-approves-campaign-finance-bill <p></p><p></p><p>A new campaign finance bill is on the way to Governor Peter Shumlin’s desk. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82004 at http://wamc.org VT Senate Approves Campaign Finance Bill Push Is On For NY Fair Elections http://wamc.org/post/push-ny-fair-elections <p>Proponents of fair elections, particularly in New York, argue that ordinary citizens are denied a real chance at being heard in an election because running for office is expensive and the average citizen is unable contribute substantial sums of money to help fund any given campaign.</p><p>Supporters say a fair elections law would restore trust in government by giving prospective candidates for office access to public funding. For example: for each dollar raised, a taxpayer-financed public fund would match that dollar with six dollars.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:58:52 +0000 Dave Lucas 62911 at http://wamc.org Push Is On For NY Fair Elections U.S. Sen. Warren Seeking PAC Contributions http://wamc.org/post/us-sen-warren-seeking-pac-contributions <p></p><p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging supporters to contribute to her political action committee, which she said is designed to give those without deep pockets an equal voice in Washington<strong>. </strong></p><p></p><p>In an email to her backers, Warren said her PAC for a Level Playing Field won't be funded by big corporate interests, but will be funded by what she called "grassroots donors."</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58347 at http://wamc.org U.S. Sen. Warren Seeking PAC Contributions Legislators Seek PAC Restrictions http://wamc.org/post/legislators-seek-pac-restrictions <p></p><p></p><p>A group of Vermont legislators announced Thursday that they will introduce legislation to require greater transparency from Political Action Committees operating in the state. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56051 at http://wamc.org Legislators Seek PAC Restrictions