Real estate titans and gaming companies behind casino proposals in Times Square, Hudson Yards, and Coney Island recently donated to Gov. Kathy Hochul, with a hotly-contested licensing process underway.
Two more board members, with No Labels since 2009 and 2011, have been dropped from its roster as the dark money group readies a third-party presidential ticket.
As budget cuts jeopardize the launch of a public campaign financing program approved by Oakland voters, community groups are mobilizing at town halls with a plan to keep the program on schedule this year.
While much of the funding to the "dark money" behemoths tied to the leaders of Congress remains a mystery, a review of corporate disclosures reveals more of the companies that have donated.
With funding approved in the state budget, a new program that matches small-dollar donations could allow candidates to run campaigns supported by everyday New Yorkers.
The Democracy for the People Act also makes Minnesota the first state to ban election spending by foreign-influenced corporations.