campaign finance

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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.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

4/3/14 Panel

Apr 3, 2014


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Fort Hood
SCOTUS Political Donation Cap
Campaign spending polls
ACA Numbers
Texas Abortion lawsuit

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Campaign finance reports were required to be filed this week at the Vermont Secretary of State’s office. The March filing shows that there are no Republican challengers to any of the Democratically-held statewide elected officers.

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An attempt to delay implementation of Vermont’s new campaign finance law has been forestalled by the Vermont House.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

A new campaign finance bill is on the way to Governor Peter Shumlin’s desk.

Cuomo: Reform A Priority, But Not Top Priority

Dec 17, 2013

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.  But he says he’ll likely deal with economic issues, like proposed tax cuts, first. 

Karen DeWitt

One of the most controversial recommendations in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission report released this week is to enact public financing of campaigns for statewide elections.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Senate has defeated an effort by Senator Peter Galbraith to amend a campaign finance bill.

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A group of Vermont lawmakers is calling for a national constitutional convention to reverse the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision on campaign money.