Monthly Archives: July 2012

Money in Politics in NY: July 27th Edition

1. Even with the legislature out of session, lobbyists and politicians are swinging clubs together at golf fundraisers. The Albany Times-Union reports that the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee recently held its annual fundraiser at the Wiltwyck Golf Club. The Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee and the Senate Republican Campaign Committee each have similar fundraisers planned over […]

Citizens Budget Commission Highlights Education Spending

A new interactive map published by the New York Citizens Budget Commission showcases the distribution of school aid in comparison to the districts’ financial and educational needs. This is an illuminating look into how New York doles out educational funds.

Money in Politics in NY: July 20 Edition

1. Last week, Governor Cuomo reestablished campaign finance reform as a priority for the next legislative session. A Newsday editorial calls on Governor Cuomo to stay the course. Meanwhile, reform advocates Sundeep Iyer and Michael J. Malbin write in a Journal News editorial that adopting a matching funds system statewide modeled on  New York City’s […]

Money in Politics in NY: July 13th Edition

1. Campaign finance reform and public financing have gained renewed momentum in New York even as the legislature is out of session. According to the Albany Times Union and North Country Public Radio, among other reports, Governor Cuomo has pledged to redouble his commitment to making reform his next big achievement. He will begin touring […]

Money in Politics in NY: July 6 Edition

1. The end of the legislative session may be two weeks past, but support for campaign finance reform shows no signs of fading.  An Albany Times Union editorial argues that the failure to pass reform legislative session casts a cloud over the entire legislative session and that it must be a top priority when the […]