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Citizens United Isn’t Blocking Reforms

December 21, 2015

The good-government group Common Cause vehemently disagreed with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s assertion on Monday in a radio interview that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case made it impossible for major campaign-finance law changes.

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Common Cause Applauds Mayor Miner

December 18, 2015

In response to news reports that Syracuse Mayor, Stephanie Miner, will no longer accept campaign contributions through the LLC loophole

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GOVERNMENT WATCHDOGS: GOVERNOR MUST ACT ON PUBLIC CORRUPTION

December 11, 2015

Government watchdogs renewed their calls for Governor Cuomo to act on limiting lawmakers' outside income, closing the "LLC loophole," beefing up state enforcement, and boosting transparency of discretionary budget items in the wake of the conviction today of former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, following close on the heels of the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver last week.

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