NY Senate considers campaign finance overhaul

Courtesy of tomlibous.com
May 14, 2014

The New York senate is considering a campaign-financing overhaul that uses a different source of funding than the governor’s proposed system of taxpayer-funded elections.

That’s according to Binghamton-area Senator Tom Libous, the no. 2 Republican in the state senate.

Libous says residents in his district don’t want taxpayer money used for elections, but that doesn’t mean the issue is dead.

"We are talking about doing some other things and looking at the possibility of maybe a check-off or unclaimed funds or different types of sources," said Libous on the Capitol Pressroom. "There’s a possibility, we’ve been talking about this for several weeks now, and there’s a possibility that something could come together that could be a good system."

Libous says changes to campaign finance, along with a medical marijuana bill, are two of his main priorities for the rest of this legislative session.