Issues: Campaign Finance

January 21, 2011
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ON 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CITIZENS UNITED DECISION, NEW YORK ELECTEDS LAUNCH ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN TO REIN IN RECKLESS CORPORATE SPENDING ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2011

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Launches Web Campaign to Push For Rapid Passage of State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s “Corporate Political Accountability to Shareholders” Act

 Bill Will Rein in Reckless Independent Expenditures in New York by Requiring Shareholders to Approve Corporate Political Spending and Forcing Companies to Disclose Expenditures, Including the Business Rationale For the Spending

January 21, 2011
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1/10/2011: Pass the Pledge

Session Begins, Senate “Heroes of Reform” Say:Keep Your Promise: Pass the Pledge

Senate Reformers Urge New Yorkers to Join the Call for ImmediateAction on Mayor Koch’s New York Uprising Heroes of Reform Pledge

53 of 62 Senators Signed Pledge Before Election; Governor CuomoHighlighted Reform Pledge in State of State as a Priority

January 10, 2011
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Senator Rubén Díaz Announces Legislation to Increase Transparency

Press ReleaseJuly 29, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Announces Legislation to Increase Transparency

Albany, NY  State Senator Rubén Díaz announced today that he is introducing legislation to increase transparency regarding contributions given to elected officials.

“I am introducing legislation that will make it easier for the public to be informed about contributions that are given to their elected officials,” stated Senator Díaz.

July 29, 2010
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NY DAILY NEWS- Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – Op-Ed - Fat Cats Badly Need Harness To Safeguard Our Elections

Fat Cats Badly Need Harness To Safeguard Our Electionsthat appeared in the NY DAILY NEWS- Tuesday, May 11, 2010 as an Op-Ed.

http://davidmquintana.blogspot.com/2010/05/ny-daily-news-queens-section-op-ed-fat.html

 

June 1, 2010
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Senator Schneiderman, District Attorney Vance, Assemblyman Kellner Announce Major Reforms To Combat Public Corruption

On the eve of Reform Day in the Capitol, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., State Senator Eric Schneiderman and Assembly Member Micah Kellner today announced the introduction of the Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act (S.7707), legislation to both prosecute and prevent public corruption in New York State.

May 4, 2010
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Elections Committee Holds Hearing On Campaign Finance Reform Proposals

Today, The Senate Elections Committee, Chaired by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Queens) held the second hearing on sweeping changes to New York’s campaign finance system.

April 23, 2010
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Tell us about the money

So contributions to political campaigns, no matter how large, are ultimately about free speech, right? That, at least, was the reasoning in a groundbreaking Supreme Court decision earlier this year that said there was no real difference between contributions by corporations and those by individuals. Both were found to have a constitutional right to give to the candidates and causes of their choice.

April 21, 2010
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Elections Committee Holds Hearing On Campaign Finance Reform Proposals

Today, The Senate Elections Committee, Chaired by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Queens) held the first of two hearings on sweeping changes to New York’s campaign finance system.

April 20, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada And Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein

The state’s 19.5 million residents deserve a government that they can trust and be proud of, and to meet that goal our state needs a tough, new plan to make sure state leaders act responsibly and honestly. These reforms demonstrate that the Senate Democratic Majority is focused not on special interests, but solely the public interest; more specifically, creating jobs, controlling government spending, providing property tax relief and improving educational opportunities for our children.

January 13, 2010
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Senate And Assembly Unveil Sweeping Ethics And Election Law Reform Legislation

Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight

January 13, 2010
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Senator Squadron's Comments on Ethics and Election Law Reform Legislation

Senator Daniel Squadron speaks about sweeping Ethics and Election law reform legislation at a press conference in Albany on January 13, 2010.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Schneiderman's Comments on Ethics and Election Law Reform Legislation

Senator Eric Schniederman speaks at a press conference announcing swweping Ethics and Election Law reforms in Albany on January 13, 2010.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Sampson's Comments on Ethics and Election Law Reform Legislation

Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson speaks about sweeping Ethics and Election Law reform legislation at a press conference in Albany on January 13, 2010.

January 13, 2010
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Ethics And Election Law Reform Press Conference

The Senate and the Assembly unveiled sweeping Ethics and Election Law reform legislation at a pess conference in Albany on January 13, 2010.

January 13, 2010
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Senator Valesky Applauds Sweeping Ethics Reform Legislation

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today applauded the introduction of the most sweeping ethics and campaign finance reform ever in the Legislature.

January 13, 2010
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Senate And Assembly Unveil Sweeping Ethics And Election Law Reform Legislation

Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight

January 13, 2010
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Governor Paterson Supports Reform Legislation Introduced by Senator Liz Krueger

New York, New York – State Senator Liz Krueger today applauded Governor Paterson for backing ethics and campaign finance legislation she carries. “While the full details of the Governor’s reform package are not yet clear, the Governor's Q&A with the press earlier today indicates that a number of important reform bills I sponsor will part of the package, and I am pleased to have the Governor’s support for these efforts,” said Senator Krueger.

January 5, 2010
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Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings on Ethics Reform Proposals

(New York, NY) The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today began a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. Four bills will be discussed during the hearings, two sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger and two sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron.The bills are:

May 27, 2009
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