Thursday, October 25, 2007

Not Exactly the Top of The Class, But No Longer Wearing the Dunce Cap

According to the Campaign Disclosure Project, New York's overall campaign finance disclosure scheme has improved markedly since 2005, jumping from a D+ to a B-. (This could make for a better NCAA bracket next year!)

Improvements in the Board of Elections website and a new electronic filing help desk for candidates helped catapult New York from 29th in the nation to 16th, but our disclosure laws are still close to the back of the pack at 36th. We applaud everyone who has contributed to this increased access to campaign finance data, and we encourage lawmakers to consider significant improvements to the law, including contributor employer data and disclosure of bundlers.

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