Monthly Archives: September 2012

Money in Politics in New York: September 21 edition

Gambling Industry Donates Millions to New York Politicians As Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature discuss the process of amending the State Constitution to allow up to seven new full-scale, privately owned casinos in New York, the gambling industry is funneling millions of dollars into lobbying efforts and campaign war chests. Indian tribes, racetrack […]

Money in Politics in New York: September 14 Edition

Corporations Use Limited Liability Companies to Skirt Campaign Contribution Limits Limited Liability Companies associated with luxury real estate mogul Leonard Litwin have channeled more than $900,000 into races for the New York State Senate this election cycle, largely to Republicans seeking to hold on to majority control. These LLCs have also contributed nearly $100,000 to at least […]

Good Progressive Governments Embrace Technology for Civic Benefit

“Good progressive leadership, good progressive government can change lives with the stroke of a pen and do a lot of good.” Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy to reporters at Democratic National Convention. Great quote by Lt. Governor Duffy. We agree wholeheartedly. Like Governor Cuomo and his team, we would like to see New York State government […]