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Cuomo and de Blasio Aim to Help Dems, But Donations so Far are Underwhelming

Their campaigns say that donations and campaigning for Democratic candidates have increased since the late September cutoff.

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Under Threat of Regulations, Facebook Increases Lobbying in State Legislatures

Social media giant Facebook increased its state-level lobbying expenditures by 31 percent following the 2016 election.

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New York Pension Chief Cashes in on Natural Gas

New York state’s chief investment officer invested millions of retirement dollars in a fossil fuel company – and then joined the company’s board the same week she retired.

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Another New York Political Group May Have Illegally Spent Money on Primary

A nearly invisible group calling itself the Truth in Democracy Coalition distributed flyers attacking a New York State Senate candidate without registering as a political committee.

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Citizens’ Group Files Complaint Against Mystery Club Connected to New York State Senator

After Sludge exposed an unregistered political group in New York City, government watchdog Reinvent Albany has filed a formal complaint against the group, the Northeast Brooklyn Democratic Club, which likely violated campaign finance laws.

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New York Special Interests Unload Outside Money to Help GOP-Aligned Dems

Unions, charter school boosters, the hospital lobby and other special interests have spent $2.2 million on independent expenditures in New York state races this year. Of the Senate spending, 69 percent is benefiting Democrats who have aligned with Republicans.

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Mysterious Political Group Linked to N.Y. Sen. Martin Dilan is Funded by Big Real Estate

An eight-term state senator from North Brooklyn, who was recently exposed for failing to report thousands in campaign contributions, appears to have a shadow group that’s taking cash from the same real estate interests that fund his campaign.

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Unions Given Tappan Zee Bridge Work Made Massive Donations to Cuomo

The unions received as much as $1.5 billion in work on the $4 billion bridge

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Real Estate Tycoon Funds Last-Minute $100,000 Attack on Zephyr Teachout in New York AG Race

On Sept. 7, a digital ad campaign against progressive New York attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout began, funded with a six-figure donation from a prominent real estate figure who’s backing her opponent Sean Patrick Maloney.