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Blaming the System, Flush Cuomo Makes Push for Campaign Finance Reform

Friday, March 08, 2013

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push for campaign finance reform is drawing questions about his own prolific fundraising and his connections to outside interests groups.

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The Empire

Lobbying dogfight between unions and business interests leads 2011 spending

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's not quite the record-breaking lobbying efforts of 2010. But it's close.

The New York Public Interest Research Group today put out a report on lobbying in the first ten months of 2011. According to the report, nearly $188 million has been spent lobbying at the state and local level through October--$26 million short of the 2010 totals.

Topping the list this year is the Committee to Save New York, a pro-business group who have supported many of Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget efforts over the past year. The Committee spent over $9.7 million on lobbying efforts.

Following close behind were two unions, 1199/SEIU health care workers and the United Teachers, who combined to spend nearly $11 million on separate lobbying efforts.

The full report is after the jump, but take a look at this table on members of Congress lobbying Albany on redistricting. Congressmen Brian Higgins in Western New York and Joe Crowley here in the city appear to be hiring firms with close ties to the State Assembly. Congressman Elliot Engel from the Bronx is going the route of a firm run by former State Senators.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

S.O.S: Public Employee Response

Friday, January 07, 2011

As president of Teamsters Local 237Greg Floyd represents 24,000 public employees in New York City, including school safety agents and maintenance workers. He responds to Governor Cuomo's State of the State address as well as the Committee to Save New York's plans for government reform.

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