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State lacks funds for idea

March 26, 2013

There’s not much on paper yet regarding the latest talk of using public taxpayer dollars to finance political campaigns in New York state, but we think such a proposal would make little difference i......

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Mar-27-13 10:04 AM

In the poll cited, are the "New Yorkers" from the city or the whole state?

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Mar-27-13 12:04 AM

why not just let the bums finance their own campaign? Why pay more to get a job than the job pays ? Let's go back to part time politicians at all levels.

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Mar-26-13 9:56 PM

If I was going to provide a poll... I would exclude anyone that would give ma an honest answer that did not agree with the outcome I want... just like CNN MSNBC FOX SIENA and everyone else... they are all in it for their own benefit! I do not believe that there is any real factual polls and the numbers that politicians spew are total fabrications... except when I agree with them!

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Mar-26-13 4:00 PM

Thier polls should not count. They are New York funded and should be a disgrace for even having a poll.

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Mar-26-13 3:49 PM

(continued).... investments, a fund built up over 20 years."

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Mar-26-13 3:47 PM

From the Utica O.D. editorial 3/24/13 "A Siena College poll confirmed that 74 percent of New Yorkers approve of Cuomo’s plan for reform, including citizen-funded elections. By overwhelming margins, Independents (75 percent), Republicans (70 percent), and Democrats (77 percent) all declared they want to revitalize our democracy with broad reforms. In addition, a 2012 poll from Zogby Analytics shows that 80 percent of New York state business leaders would support a small donor matching system, when coupled with other critical reforms.the state and have made donations to the legislative leaders. Last year, election records reviewed by the Associated Press found that Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver collected $41,571 in dividends and interest in just six months from more than $2 million his campaign has invested in 100 companies through mutual funds; Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos had more than $700,000 in investments in bonds as part of $2 million investmen

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Mar-26-13 2:32 PM

The thing that caught my eye was that George Soros has progeny. Heaven help us. I thought once George left this world we would be fairly safe again, but now I see that hope is gone. It is clear now why Amedore lost. Soros is a devil!!

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Mar-26-13 11:28 AM

This sounds like a lobbyist's idea.

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