“Brennan Center Report Shows Why New York State’s Democracy Needs Small Donor Public Financing”


In a new report, the Brennan Center provides research and analysis demonstrating New York State’s urgent need to reform its campaign finance system, as well as the most effective solution: small donor public financing. The policy outlined in the Brennan Center report, The Case for Small Donor Public Financing in New York, would use public funds to match donations of $175 or less to state candidates 6 to 1.
This proposal is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget legislation, and it has strong champions in both legislative chambers. Negotiations over the budget’s contents are underway with a final deadline of April 1. 


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