The latest Albany scandals are stark reminders of the need for transparency and ethics in the Empire State. As Albany’s dysfunction continues to breed public apathy and cynicism, now is the time to re-engage citizens and fight corruption through a Fair Elections system of public financing state elections.
This month, the Los Angeles City Council approved several important reforms to the city's public financing system. These reforms will help strengthen the connection between Los Angeles residents and their elected officials.
Jonathan Backer responds to Politico's Kenneth Vogel's claim that the "small donor revolution" is on the decline and explains how a public campaign finance system, done right, can reshape the federal election landscape.