campaign finance

New York News
6:06 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Cuomo: Reform A Priority, But Not Top Priority

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. 

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New York News
6:07 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Future Of Public Campaign Finance Uncertain

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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.

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North Country News
9:15 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Galbraith Angers Vermont Senate Colleagues

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

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North Country News
11:18 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Group of Vermont Senators Want Citizens United Reversed

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
6:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

NYS Senator Sponsors Bill For Ethics Package

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A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley says a legislative ethics package unveiled this week by the Senate Democratic Conference includes one of his bills.

Democratic Senator Terry Gipson says the ethics package is designed to reform state government and combat ongoing corruption issues.

He says current laws regulating usage of campaign funds are lax, with little oversight.

The Senate Democratic Conference also announced support for the principles of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed Public Trust Act, intended to crack down on political corruption.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Campaign Finance Bill Debated in Vermont Senate Committee

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A Vermont Senate Committee on Tuesday delayed a vote  on a bill to tighten the state’s campaign finance laws.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Mass. Gov. Patrick Defends Lt. Gov. Murray

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he does not believe an investigation into possible campaign finance violations was what prompted Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to skip the 2014 governor's race.

Patrick told reporters on Friday that Murray has answered "a lot of pointed questions" about the case and that he has full trust in the lieutenant governor.

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New England News
9:46 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Connecticut man pleads guilty in Donovan case

Christopher G. Donovan, former Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, on the opening day of the 2009 Legislative Session.
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Middlebury man who owned two roll-your-own tobacco shops in Waterbury has pleaded guilty for his role in an alleged campaign financing plot surrounding former House Speaker Chris Donovan's one-time congressional campaign.

Forty-year-old Paul Rogers pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of devising a scheme to bribe a public official, one count of conspiring to make false statements to the Federal Election Commission and impeding the agency's enforcement of federal campaign finance laws.

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US News
10:07 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Court won't hear campaign finance arguments

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from an anti-abortion group that wanted to be exempted from campaign finance disclosure regulations.

The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from The Real Truth About Abortion, Inc., which was formerly called The Real Truth About Obama, Inc. The group wanted to stop the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department from enforcing fundraising and advertising regulations against it.

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New York News
11:13 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Cuomo Discusses Campaign Finance, the Senate, Fracking, with Public Radio

Governor Cuomo says he will soon introduce legislation to regulate electioneering activities by some not for profits that have become increasingly influential players  in funding political campaigns.

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