Friday, August 01, 2014

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Buffalo

Two WNY State Senators voice support to campaign finance proposal

  • Text size: + -
Buffalo: Two WNY State Senators voice support to campaign finance proposal
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Two state senators from Western New York are voicing their support for Governor Cuomo's Fair Elections campaign finance reform proposal.

Senator Tim Kennedy and Senator-elect Ted O'Brien from Rochester area made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday.

They say the proposal is a voluntary measure that would allow those running for office in the state to receive only small donations and public funding for campaigns.

Both say the measure would reduce the influence of big campaign contributors on state elections.

"Approving campaign finance reform will go a long way in leveling the playing field by ensuring corporations don't have undue influence over the will of the people in the electoral process," said Kennedy, (D).

Kennedy and O'Brien say studies show that publicly funded campaigns would cost about $2 per New Yorker per year.

10.11.12.247 ClientIP: 54.80.187.218, 23.62.6.190 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP