Advocates for a groundbreaking New York public campaign financing program await word of its funding level in the "Big Ugly" budget bill.
New York City
A new Brennan Center analysis found that New York City's small-dollar matching program was key in electing record numbers of women and people of color to City Council.
The next New York City Council is poised to have a majority of women and a record number of people of color, after the primary election set new highs in small-dollar donations.
Almost all of the PAC's money comes from finance industry billionaires who have given millions to national GOP groups.
Andrew Yang's campaign chiefs are employees of Tusk Strategies, a consulting firm whose clients have included AT&T, Uber, and private equity giant Blackstone.
Opaque state subsidies of more than $4.4 billion per year have helped Gov. Cuomo to consolidate his political power over the past decade.
The state's website makes it extremely difficult to track who is funding campaigns, journalists and watchdogs say, but the Board of Elections insists that “the site is fully functioning.”