reform http://wamc.org en Cuomo: Reform A Priority, But Not Top Priority http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-reform-priority-not-top-priority <p>The new legislative session is just a few weeks away. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll still make anti-corruption measures a high priority as he did in 2013. &nbsp;But he says he’ll likely deal with economic issues, like proposed tax cuts, first.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:06:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 80066 at http://wamc.org Cuomo: Reform A Priority, But Not Top Priority Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series http://wamc.org/post/irshad-manji-mcla-public-policy-lecture-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.irshadmanji.com/">Irshad Manji</a> is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University and she will be speaking at the <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/notablespeakers/publicpolicylecture/">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> in North Adams Thursday night at 7PM.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59314 at http://wamc.org Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series Parties Squabble over Campaign Finance Reform in NY http://wamc.org/post/parties-squabble-over-campaign-finance-reform-ny <p>Democrats and Republicans in the NYS Senate engaged in partisan squabbling over reform of the state&rsquo;s campaign finance system.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;</p><p>Senate Democrats, who are the minority party in that house, held a news conference with government reform advocates to push for public financing of campaigns, a bill Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson says will lessen the influence of big money special interests in politics.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:11:36 +0000 Karen Dewitt 38082 at http://wamc.org Parties Squabble over Campaign Finance Reform in NY NYS Assembly Advances Campaign Finance Reform http://wamc.org/post/nys-assembly-advances-campaign-finance-reform <p>The State Assembly has introduced a bill to permit for the first time in New York State &nbsp;voluntary public financing of some election campaigns.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports...</p><p>The Assembly bill would offer an optional public financing system for campaigns for state legislative and statewide offices, giving candidates six dollars for every one dollar in contributions. It is modeled after the New York City system and would be financed, in part, through a $5 check off option on state income taxes. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:49:32 +0000 Karen Dewitt 37563 at http://wamc.org NYS Assembly Advances Campaign Finance Reform