Wednesday, March 14, 2007

BC, CCNY, NYPIRG and NYLWV Urge Restoration of Funds in Senate Budget Proposal

As we mentioned yesterday, the Senate’s proposed budget strips out funding for new campaign finance overseers and for Project Sunlight, Attorney General Cuomo’s initiative that would create a campaign finance database with information about legislators, lobbyists, and special interests.

These provisions in Governor Spitzer’s budget would be a great step toward enhancing accountability and transparency in state government. We have joined Common Cause, NYPIRG, and the League of Women Voters in sending a letter to Senate leaders, urging them to restore the funds in the budget for these important items.

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