CFI Report on Small Donor Finance in New York State

“Small Donor Public Finance in New York State: Major Innovations – With a Catch,” by Michael Malbin and Brendan Glavin, available here (PDF). From the press release:

On January 1, 2020, New York became only the second state in this century with a new public campaign finance system for state elections – the first since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010. A major new report by the Campaign Finance Institute (CFI), a division of the National Institute on Money in Politics, argues that some of the plan’s innovative provisions are worth noticing nationally — particularly for legislative elections. At the same time, however, CFI’s fiscal analysis disputes the official claim that more restrictive ballot access laws were needed for the public financing package to meet budget targets.

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