New York News
3:14 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

New York Lawmakers Push For Public Financing Of Elections

Three New York Congressmen have joined forces in an effort to fight big money in elections.

Last week the House Democrats introduced a bill to create public financing of elections for federal elections. Just two weeks before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to create publicly financed elections for the state legislature and for all statewide offices.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

VT Senate Approves Campaign Finance Bill

Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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

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New York News
12:58 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Push Is On For NY Fair Elections

Proponents of fair elections, particularly in New York, argue that ordinary citizens are denied a real chance at being heard in an election because running for office is expensive and the average citizen is unable contribute substantial sums of money to help fund any given campaign.

Supporters say a fair elections law would restore trust in government by giving prospective candidates for office access to public funding. For example: for each dollar raised, a taxpayer-financed public fund would match that dollar with six dollars.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

U.S. Sen. Warren Seeking PAC Contributions

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging supporters to contribute to her political action committee, which she said is designed to give those without deep pockets an equal voice in Washington.

In an email to her backers, Warren said her PAC for a Level Playing Field won't be funded by big corporate interests, but will be funded by what she called "grassroots donors."

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Legislators Seek PAC Restrictions

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

A group of Vermont legislators announced Thursday that they will introduce legislation to require greater transparency from Political Action Committees operating in the state.

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