2009 – May 26

New Yorkers Pay When Big Money Plays: The Case for Public Financing of Elections (click to download PDF)

This report adds to the mounting evidence that the influence of campaign contributions by big corporate money triumphs over the merits again and again in the halls of the State Legislature. As we have pointed out in two previous campaign finance reports, campaign contributions are now the currency of our democracy, “determining who is able to run a viable campaign for office, who usually wins, and who has the ear of elected officials.”