Friday, September 24, 2010
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, lawyer and campaign finance expert with the NYU Law School's Brennan Center for Justice and WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly discuss loopholes within campaign finance regulations, particularly when it comes to setting up LLCs here in New York State. Plus, to show how easy the LLC process is, WNYC producer Jody Avirgan sets up our very own LLC live on-air!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
One day after appearing at a fundraiser for Rep. Charlie Ranel -- who is facing 13 allegations of breaking congressional ethics rules -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo is out with a new ad.
The topic: Ethics.
"New Yorkers agree, Albany is a mess. It's overrun by lobbyists and special interests. But Andrew Cumo has a tough 20-point plan to clean up Albany, including restricting lobbyist contributions, ending pay to play for powerful for powerful corporations who buy access."
A Cuomo campaign source said there was no connection between the timing of their ethics ad and Rangel's birthday party.
The issue of taking money from lobbyists is, actually, something Cuomo has been criticized for. Also, Cuomo agreed in 2007 to limit campaign contributions to $10,000 -- far below the state's limit. He no longer is abiding by that limit.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010