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

February 21, 2019

Originally published in The Intercept on February 21, 2019.

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.”