Publication Date: November 2003
Publisher: Center for Governmental Studies
Author(s): Paul S. Ryan
Research Area: Politics
Keywords: Public Financing
Coverage: New York
New York City's successful public campaign financing law is a "statute of liberty," attracting new participants and competition in city elections and offering a model for other cities to follow across the United States, according to this CGS study. However, the emergence of wealthy candidates and independent expenditures, coupled with weak state campaign finance laws, have created loopholes in the city's program that lawmakers must close if New York City is to remain among the nation's reform leaders
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