Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Budget Proposal Would Force Grassroots Activists To Register As Lobbyists

Alessandra Biaggi

Originally published in The Intercept

Seventeen elected officials joined with dozens of grassroots organizations to issue a joint statement in opposition to Cuomo’s move. State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, who signed onto the statement, said the goal of ethics reforms should be to take money out of politics, “not to remove the voice of the people from our government.”