Manhattan Democratic Senator Brad Hoylman holds up a toxic toy at the State Capitol in Albany, June 2016.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A New York state senator is proposing new disclosure rules for limited liability companies to give the public more information about who is influencing state politics and cashing in on big real estate deals.

LLC Loophole Bill Stalls In New York State Senate

May 9, 2016

New York state Senate Republicans in the Elections Committee cast a vote on closing a campaign finance loophole that has played a role in recent corruption trials of the former legislative leaders on Monday, but the act could doom the measure for the 2016 session.

The mayor of Syracuse will voluntarily forego campaign contributions from limited liability companies and is urging state lawmakers to close a much-criticized campaign finance loophole.


The Vermont Attorney General's office has reached a settlement with a New York City business that it says misrepresented itself as a trademark renewal service.