New Proposal in New York

Gov. Paterson has proposed additional campaign finance reforms in New York.

Paterson’s measure would lower contribution limits and close a loophole allowing limited liability companies to contribute far more than individual companies. It would also give the state Board of Elections more enforcement power, and would add a fifth member to the board to eliminate the gridlock of an even political split.

“Too often, decisions in Albany are shaped by wealthy donors and special interests,” Paterson said in a written statement. “We need to change that and restore New Yorkers’ confidence in how Albany does business.”

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