NY Election Reform Effort Could Yield More Campaign Cops

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Campaign reform dominated New York politics Tuesday as Republicans tore into the potential costs of using public money to finance statewide candidates, but with corruption scandals rocking Albany, many hinted they could at least back more spending to hunt for “pay-to-play” contracts and other election-season violations.

Hints as to the prospects of sweeping changes supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo — including matching funds, lower contribution limits and stronger statewide enforcement — took shape as the Republican-controlled Senate held a daylong hearing and the Democrat-dominated Assembly approved...
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