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Queens Republican Convention Shuts Out Public on Judge Picks

Susan Lerner, executive director of grassroots watchdog group Common Cause NY, said the Queens Democratic Party’s nomination of Wyatt Gibbons for state Supreme Court highlighted that the “system of judicial election is pretty much a sham.”

Money & Influence 10.16.2015

Secret Political Spending Through 501c3 Organizations

One of Common Cause New York's "Solutions for Strengthening JCOPE," Changes to Source of Funding Disclosure

Money & Influence 04.9.2015

Common Cause New York Supports Brennan Center Request to Close LLC Loophole

Good Government Watchdog Urges Quick Action by New York State Board of Elections

Ethics 02.23.2015

Report Finds that Vast Majority of New York State Lawmakers Have No Outside Jobs or Make Little Income from those Jobs

A coalition of government reform organizations today urged that Governor Cuomo and State Lawmakers agree on strict, new limits on legislators’ outside income. As part of their call, the groups issued a report, “Serving Two Masters: Conflicts of Interest in Albany,” which argued that New York should follow the restrictions applied to Congress.

Ethics 01.22.2015

Common Cause New York Statement on Arrest of Assembly Speaker

The arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver by federal authorities for undisclosed income further reveals the crucial role the Moreland Commission played in bringing corruption in New York State government to light.

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