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New York Newspapers "Front Page" Gov. Cuomo Moreland Commission Scandal

The New York Times published a bombshell investigation yesterday into Gov. Andrew Cuomo's meddling in the affairs of the anti-corruption Moreland Commission he created. This morning, New Yorkers across the state woke up to the story splashed across newspaper front pages with headlines like "Did Cuomo cross line?," "Specter of conflict haunting Cuomo," and "Gov. Cuomo under fire."


Frank Underwood Reacts To Governor Cuomo's Meddling In Anti-Corruption Commission

The New York Times released a bombshell investigation today into the questionable tactics employed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to influence the Moreland Commission, the anti-corruption commission he created to clean up Albany. Here are some of the craziest parts of the stories, with reactions from two of our favorite shows about political scandals, House of Cards and Scandal.

Gov. Cuomo’s Actions Show Why New York Needs Fair Elections Now More Than Ever


Gov. Cuomo, Zephyr Teachout, and the Working Families Party nomination

By: David Donnelly, Executive Director

On Saturday, the Working Families Party voted to provide its November ballot line to Governor Andrew Cuomo following several weeks of negotiations between him, party leaders, labor leaders, and prominent elected officials. Zephyr Teachout, who announced her candidacy just on Friday, contested the party’s endorsement. Zephyr – a former board member of PCAF and a friend – mounted an aggressive challenge to Cuomo with the WFP delegates at the convention and lost a floor vote 59-41%, while winning the hearts and minds by 99-1%.


PCAF Launches Ad in New York Criticizing Gov. Cuomo's Failure on Reform

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's failure to pass a comprehensive public financing system for state elections is the focus of a television ad Public Campaign Action Fund began airing on Saturday in the Buffalo and Syracuse media markets. The ad, "Plant," will run for 9 days on network and cable channels.

NEW TV AD IN NEW YORK: It's time for action, Gov. Cuomo

Public Campaign Action Fund is up with a new TV ad in New York today that calls on Gov. Cuomo to take action to pass the Fair Elections proposal that is currently being negotiated in the budget. Gov. Cuomo has given speeches on the need to clean up Albany with Fair Elections reform, but it's time to turn the rhetoric into action.

Check out the ad:


Big News in New York: Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal includes Fair Elections

Yesterday Gov. Cuomo announced his 2014 budget proposal, and it includes publicly financed Fair Elections. This is a major step for Cuomo, and puts the campaign in great position to win in the state. And after decades of passing Fair Elections bills, the state Assembly has recommitted their support. But there's still a roadblock.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Establishes Anti-Corruption Commission

Public Campaign Action Fund applauds the strong action taken by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today in naming a Moreland Commission to probe campaign finance-related corruption in the legislature.

Major National Donors to Cuomo: Lead On Public Financing of Elections!

The New York Times reports this morning on a letter sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo from about 140 major national donors urging him to push for small donor-based public financing of state elections this year. The message from this letter is clear: words aren't enough; it's time for Gov. Cuomo to lead on this issue.

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New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fair Elections Reform

New York voters strongly support legislative efforts to reduce corruption and raise the voices of everyday people in the political process, according to new polling released today by New York Friends of Democracy and the Fair Elections for New York campaign.