2008 – September

The High Cost of “Pay-to-Play”: Health Insurance Contributions Drive Up Insurance Rates (click to download PDF)

Ever since the release of a 2004 report by the respected Brennan Center for Justice, it has become an accepted truism that New York has the “most dysfunctional” state legislature in the nation. We believe the Legislature’s response to that report missed the mark, because it failed to address one of the central causes of that dysfunction: the influence of campaign contributions on the laws that are ultimately passed.