Common Cause/NY on Hochul’s Veto of Bad Campaign Finance Bill

On December 27, in response to breaking news that Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed S7564, legislation that would have tweaked the state’s new campaign finance law, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY issued the following statement:

“While some aspects of the bill that tweaked the state’s public campaign financing system were acceptable, on balance, the bill did more harm than good. We’ve already seen candidates enroll in the new system across the state because they are eager to participate a democratic system that puts the interests of the people over big, wealthy donors. We commend Governor Hochul for vetoing this bill and know she’ll continue to be a strong advocate for public financing of elections in next year’s budget. We look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature to ensure the system is as strong and practical as it can be.”