New York

In the News: Buffalo News: Senate GOP says campaign finance price tag will soar

Article By Tom Precious …The Senate Republicans say their analysis of a new bill by Assembly Democrats finds finds a general election campaign under a public finance system could cost $145 million – including $24 million for a governor’s race and $16 million apiece for the comptroller and attorney general. If there were 426 candidates [...]

Filed Under: In the News, State In the News, Tax-Financing, Tax-Financing Press Release/In the News/Blog, Tax-Financing State, New York

Smith on New York Reform in Real Clear Policy

CCP Chairman Brad Smith had a piece this weekend published in Real Clear Policy, part of the Real Clear Politics group of sites, titled, “Citizens United: It’s Not About Democrats.” In it, Smith takes on efforts in the State of New York (something we’ve addressed extensively, both  in blog posts and in reports detailing the corruption [...]

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In the News: New York State Senate: Senate Republicans to Hold Hearing on New York City Public Finance Abuses

Press release from the New York State Senate: Senate Republicans today announced they will hold a public hearing within the next few weeks to examine New York City’s often abused public finance system amid calls by Democrats and good-government groups to replicate the system statewide. The hearing will be led by Senate Elections Chair Thomas [...]

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In the News: NY Post: Fake fix for NY pols

By John Faso …First, public financing of state elections would be costly — perhaps $100 million or more. Given the perilous state of finances in Albany, this is a nonstarter. Second, advocates say that public financing will greatly lessen the influence of corporate special interests. Yet the most effective special-interest spenders in our state are [...]

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Getting out of a self-dug hole

Since the Citizens United and SpeechNow decisions, politicians and political parties have struggled under self-imposed campaign finance laws that once gave them total dominance over the political sphere.  Although lauded as anti-corruption measures, strict campaign finance laws mainly prevented political insurgents from gaining enough of a voice to seriously challenge incumbents. Without a corruption nexus [...]

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DiNapoli Wastes Pension Funds in Qualcomm Suit

Thomas DiNapoli should reconsider his priorities. As New York State Comptroller, and the sole trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, he controls over a hundred billion dollars set aside to pay for the retirements of New York’s government workers. Ensuring that those funds grow quickly enough to meet the state’s obligations is [...]

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CCP Comments on New York Attorney General’s Charity Disclosure Regulations

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson appeared at a hearing before New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on  Charity Disclosure Regulations. Dickerson will be speaking at 11 am at 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, Room 1923, New York, NY on the constitutional issues surrounding non-profits and current and proposed disclosure regulations. A copy of his comments can be found here.  

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In the News: New York World: Bold campaign spending rules in the spotlight

Legal Director Allen Dickerson’s comments on the constitutional issues surrounding non-profits and current and proposed disclosure regulations for New York’s Attorney General was mentioned in the New York World: …But one speaker in attendance was not so pleased. Allen Dickerson, legal director of the Virginia-based advocacy group Center for Competitive Politics, a leader in campaign finance reform [...]

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Legal Director Dickerson to Testify Before NY Attorney General

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson will be appearing this morning at a hearing before New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on  Charity Disclosure Regulations. Dickerson will be speaking at 11 am at 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, Room 1923, New York, NY on the constitutional issues surrounding non-profits and current and proposed disclosure regulations. His prepared comments specifically [...]

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New York Comptroller Needs to Prioritize, Not Waste Taxpayer Dollars

One of our mantras at CCP is that “more speech is always better.” Ideas should be judged on their merits, rather than the identity or motivations of the speaker. Some of our nation’s most important political writings were published anonymously, such as The Federalist Papers and Common Sense. So when New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli filed a suit for [...]

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