Today is the fourth anniversary of Citizens United and in the wake of record electoral spending, the need for an antidote is even more pressing than ever. Luckily, there is one: public financing of elections. We’ve shown how once Connecticut adopted public financing, the legislature passed a slate...
Albany's brand new budget deal is a hybrid of the harsh right-wing politics and policy of 2010 and the OWS-influenced politics of 2012.  The budget has fewer tax cuts and fewer cuts to programs than the policies that dominated the first year of the Cuomo Administration.  School aid and...
New York is emerging from the mono-mania that accompanies state budget debates, and other controversies will now get their fair share of attention.  The first out of the box is state energy policy, otherwise known as fracking and nuclear power.   Fracking is the high-tech extraction...
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