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Sorrell caves (updated)

It’s rare when a journalist can draw a straight line from his/her news story to a significant event. Such is the case today for Seven Days’ Paul Heintz, whose reporting on Attorney General Bill Sorrell started the ball rolling — with ever-quickening speed — to today’s events. 652 more words

Campaign Finance

BDDC Meeting: 6 citizens, 3 members a no-show, and not one city official could be found

Went to the Special BDDC meeting Monday evening: for whatever the reason, the regular scheduled meeting had been cancelled previously.

The Meeting was posted after 12 noon on Friday, which precluded many people from being aware of the meeting, and I could not find it online, even after I found out about by going to City Hall. 420 more words

Statewide News

Cuomo Vows No Budget Without Five-Part Ethics Plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today rolled out a five-part plan he claimed would prevent a recurrence of the sort of scandal that toppled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver… 774 more words

Andrew Cuomo

POLL: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Campaign Finance and Ethics Reforms

A new poll commissioned by Common Cause NM  and conducted by Research and Polling Inc. has found that NM voters are extremely skeptical of lobbyists and anonymous campaign contributions and are strongly in favor of campaign finance and ethics reforms. 433 more words


Mixed Verdict as Former CT State Senator Convicted of Forging Documents for Public Financing

Connecticut Post: “The trial stemmed from the mysterious appearance of $500 on deadline which allowed Newton to meet the required $15,000 in campaign contributions. That enabled him to qualify for $80,550 in public financing for his 2012 bid to recapture the state senate seat he surrendered following his federal conviction. 120 more words

Party, Outside Spending in CT Elections Prompt Calls for Public Financing Reforms

CT Mirror: “State contractors spent freely to support the re-election of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a publicly financed candidate, despite a prohibition enacted in 2005 in response to the bid-rigging scandal that toppled Republican Gov. 147 more words

Study Finds that Public Financing Reduces Incumbent Advantage, Increases Competitiveness but also Polarization

Washington Post: “That is the conclusion of political scientist Andrew Hall. He focuses on state legislative elections and compares trends in the five states that implemented robust public funding programs — Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, and Wisconsin — to trends in other states. 160 more words