New Poll in NY: Support for Comprehensive Fair Elections Reform and Public Financing at Historic Levels
A statewide Public Campaign Action Fund survey, conducted by Lake Research Partners, shows that New Yorkers want their elected officials to pass the boldest package of campaign finance reforms, including small donations coupled with public matching funds for all state offices.
The Fair Elections for New York campaign has launched an ad campaign calling on the state legislature to pass a full package of campaign finance reforms, with public financing at its core, during the 2013 legislative session. Check it out.
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New Poll: Voters Push Back Against Big Money Politics
The American people are tired of our broken campaign finance system, believe it’s corrupting our democracy, and want elected officials to take action, according to new polling released today by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps and Public Campaign Action Fund. Check it out
New Report: Abuse of Filibuster by McConnell Benefits Corporate Donors
Louisville, Ky.—A new report by money-in-politics watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund criticizes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for abusing the filibuster over the past six years while reaping campaign contributions from corporate interests that benefited from his actions.
Submitted by MBartlett@publi... on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 18:39
The 2014 re-election campaign of Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will likely have significant impacts on the development of several pieces of legislation in the Senate. While McConnell has often styled himself as a compromiser, the threat of a primary challenge in his very conservative home state could effect his stances on such issues as immigration reform or deficit reduction.
Submitted by John Papagiannis on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 13:01
The New York Times reports this morning on a letter sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo from about 140 major national donors urging him to push for small donor-based public financing of state elections this year. The message from this letter is clear: words aren't enough; it's time for Gov. Cuomo to lead on this issue.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 21:07
Apple has avoided paying at least $74 billion in taxes through a complex tax avoidance scheme involving "a web of subsidiaries so complex it spanned continents and went beyond anything most experts had ever seen," the New York Times reported on Monday.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) apologized to the company at a Tuesday Senate subcommittee hearing about this tax avoidance, which featured Apple CEO Tim Cook.