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Brooklyn BP Eric Adams Uses Nonprofit to Raise from Donors with Business Before City

Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, said the good-government group “has long maintained that these kind of entities undermine the spirit of the city's campaign finance laws.”

Bill de Blasio’s Rough Start to the Week

It’s no secret that New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has gone a few rounds with the press over stories about shady connections and questionable fundraising practices. Coming off the Democratic presidential primary debates last week, de Blasio was greeted with headlines back home on Sunday and Monday calling his leadership into question. While the reports do not demonstrate – or even suggest – legal wrongdoing, government watchdogs still see cause for concern. “Mayor de Blasio is a walking ethical disaster. This should not be the example we set for national politics,” Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, told City & State via a spokeswoman.

Potential Conflicts of Interest the Real Reason Lhota Left the MTA

"New Yorkers are simply tired of politicians who are playing games with the MTA, and not recognizing the need to put the interests of all New Yorkers first and foremost," Susan Lerner said.

Syracuse Council Explores Independent Redistricting After County Legislature Rejects It

Councilors Wednesday received a presentation from Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, a statewide advocacy group that lobbies for better government processes. Lerner said the council’s current policy of letting its members draw the districts is a blatant conflict of interest.

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