The steady stream of New York lawmakers facing corruption charges continues. Here's why: All elected officials in Albany operate in a system where trading campaign cash for favorable legislation is the norm – 99% of the time it’s even legal. We only hear about the few cases where lawmakers step too far over the line.
Incremental "ethics" reforms won't fix this. The corruption is just too deep. We need fundamental reform that removes big money campaign contributions from the political equation. That means publicly financed elections.
Tell Gov. Cuomo and your legislators to stop stalling and pass fair elections now.
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