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Fixing the system

Election reform may be in the offing

Advocates back Cuomo proposals

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his third State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center today in Albany.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his third State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center today in Albany.
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Barbara Bartoletti estimates she has been advocating for government reform for decades. But she believes this could be the year. “I’ve been dealing with campaign finance reform for three decades,” said Bartoletti, who serves as legislative director for the League of Women Voters of New York State, “but one difference this year is Gov. Cuomo’s popularity and his ability to use the bully pulpit. We think this will be the legislative session that provides the ...


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dlittlecook
January 20, 2013
6:49 p.m.

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"His NY Rising book, released in conjunction with the speech, outlines a package of proposals aimed at making state government more transparent." More transparent, Really? Cuomo just pushed through new gun laws, behind closed doors, not allowing the mandated 3 day look-over of the bill, or asking the citizens of the State what they thought. He used the blatantly false claim that it was for necessity. He wouldn’t know transparency if it bit him in the leg.

albright1
January 21, 2013
7:01 p.m.

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"“In New York City, this model of public financing has achieved the desired results,” said Michael Malbin, a political science professor at the University at Albany and head of the Washington-based Campaign Finance Institute.".......what was the desired result?? A city government completely dominated by one party? That's desirable???

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