Brennan Center Praises Cuomo's Support of Public Financing

January 4, 2012

Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, the Brennan Center released this statement from Executive Director Michael Waldman:

"Today we heard real leadership. Governor Cuomo’s strong call for voluntary public funding of campaigns is an exciting and vital proposal. It could make New York a national example of how to revitalize our democracy at all levels. Meaningful campaign reform would curb corruption and boost accountability. It is the single most important next step to transform Albany. We welcome the Governor’s leadership on this issue and are looking forward to helping him make these reforms a reality."

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