November 16, 2015 •
New Campaign Finance Legislation Introduced in New York City
New legislation was introduced impacting the city’s campaign finance regulations. One bill would eliminate the possibility of matching, with public funds, any contribution to a candidate for local office that is bundled by a lobbyist or person who has, or may have, business dealings with the City.
A second bill would extend the prohibition on the acceptance of contributions from non-registered political committees to candidates who are not participating in the public money matching program. Currently, the prohibition only applies to candidates who are participating in the public matching program.
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