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Capitol Watch: Lawmakers could fine-tune public funding plan


December 1, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's plan to root out political corruption by allowing candidates to run for office with up to $100 million in public funds has drawn scrutiny from Republicans and Democrats alike who are expected to fine-tune details of a plan proposed by political appointees.

Lawmakers this year gave a politically appointed commission until Dec. 1 to come up with a plan that would allow candidates to qualify for public matching funds. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promised the program would be "the best in the United States" and said the matter was too thorny to leave up to...

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