Common Cause/NY: Voters Deserve Answers on Unchecked Money

Today, the Times Union reported that a lobbying group is pushing a campaign in support of Governor Hochul’s agenda, with little details. Additionally, the Buffalo News reported that a “house-keeping” account – which can receive unlimited donations – paid Hochul’s campaign staff. In response, Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause/NY, issued the following statement:

“The reports out of the Buffalo News and Times Union today demonstrate an ongoing and concerning trend of unaccountable money in politics. Voters deserve transparency, not the litany of end-runs around their right to know who is supporting campaigns and campaign materials. New Yorkers shouldn’t have to tolerate coy dodges from Party Leaders and the people running American Opportunity; they deserve answers.”