Cuomo Pushes Sweeping Public Graft And Election Reforms

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured New York Wednesday to push his new companion bills that crack down on public corruption and reform the state's campaign finance systems, but aspects of the latter measure — especially proposed public financing of elections — are unpopular with Republicans in Albany.

The Democratic governor traveled to Buffalo and Syracuse to push his legislative and economic agendas under a banner that read "Restoring Public Trust."

The anti-corruption measures — including a a new class of public corruption crimes, stiffer potential penalties and stronger...
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