campaign finance

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Vermont Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports

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Candidates, political action committees and parties in Vermont were required to file updated campaign finance reports Tuesday. Incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin’s account is far ahead of his key challenger, while the lieutenant governor’s race is competitive.
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New England News
8:45 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports

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Republican candidate for governor, Scott Milne of Pomfret has logged contributions of more than $20,000 for his campaign this reporting period.

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Hudson Valley News
6:40 am
Tue June 3, 2014

HV Congresswoman Backs Amendment On Money In Politics

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A Hudson Valley congresswoman has added her name to co-sponsors of a constitutional amendment to limit money in politics.

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New York News
4:32 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

NY Board Says Election Donor Limit Unenforceable

Following recent federal court decisions, New York's Board of Elections says the $150,000 limit on state campaign donations by an individual will no longer be enforced . That means an individual, or limited liability corporation, with deep pockets can contribute to as many statewide and state legislative candidates, political parties and advocacy groups as they wish, subject only to the recipients' restrictions.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Vermont AG Issues Opinion On New Campaign Finance Law

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Vermont’s Attorney General has issued an opinion following confusion over the implementation start of new campaign finance law.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Vermont Says Campaign Limits Remain For '14 Cycle

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says the state's campaign finance contribution limits will remain the same through the end of the year.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Senate Democrats: More Reasons Than Ever To Adopt Reform Bills

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Democratic colleagues, and government reform advocates announce package of anti-corruption bills at the state capitol.
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New York Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system, say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision echoed 2010’s Citizens United case.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that campaign finance reform is now highly unlikely at the presidential level.

New York News
2:21 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Advocate: Cuomo Missed Chance To Counteract Supreme Court Ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court Decision McCutcheon v FEC, striking down some campaign donation limits, is expected to have an effect in New York. Reform advocates say Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers missed a key chance this week to counteract the ruling.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Protests Erupt Over Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling

Protesting McCutcheon v. FEC in Plattsburgh
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On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a limit on the total amount individuals can donate to political campaigns. In a hastily organized protest, about a half-dozen people held placards at one of Plattsburgh’s busiest intersections.

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