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Local Officials React To Suggestions On Campaign Finances, Election Procedures Made By Moreland Commission

December 7, 2013

Local officials are responding to suggested new laws, disclosure rules and election process reforms after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Commission released a comprehensive report Tuesday....

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Dec-11-13 3:28 PM

I'm afraid I am going to have to agree with you on that one, Carlaw. Mr.Green showed us what he is made of with that mailing trick of his. It may have been legal but it was despicable.

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Dec-11-13 3:25 PM

Regulator, you can only spend part of your money as you wish. There are taxes, insurance, fees, heat, and a few other things that you can't control.

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Dec-07-13 4:13 PM

I sure would like to know who paid for all those Obama Care votes?

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Dec-07-13 2:25 PM

I suppose that paying huge amounts of money so that you can buy the votes of politicians is "American"? You yourself can't do this but there are some (Koch brothers for example) and many corporations who do. I believe it is more "American" for politicians to vote according to the wishes of the citizens who actually voted for them.

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Dec-07-13 2:12 PM

Saying it will affect all sides is very bi-partisan of you. It may or may not reduce mailbox clutter. However, this is still America. I can spend my money any way that I wish. Whether that be all of it , or none of it. Next thing you'll be telling me how much money I can spend on my vacation.

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Dec-07-13 12:42 PM

The solution that should satisfy both sides is limits on campaign contributions and no public funding. A side benefit would be fewer campaign commercials and fewer flyers in your mailbox. It would also insure grassroots support instead of big contributions from a few wealthy supporters. But try selling the concept of less money for campaigning to either party even though it would affect them both the same.

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Dec-07-13 10:40 AM

Look at Ron Johnson's report. He even uses campaign money to get a cup of coffee at Tim Horton's.

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Dec-07-13 9:06 AM

Check out the report for Lori Cornell. As in earlier reports she failed to log all the required information, plus she only reported thru November 1st and the report is supposed to contain all transactions thru November 27th.

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Dec-07-13 9:02 AM

There is a simple solution but the republicans are just too greedy.

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Dec-07-13 8:17 AM

They don't enforce the finance laws they have now. According to the reports due on December 2nd, both Ron Johnson and Lori Cornell had negative fund balances. How can you spend more than you have and want to be a public servant. Oh yeah, this is government. check it out at

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Dec-07-13 5:48 AM

I agree briannmel? That too!

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Dec-07-13 5:46 AM

Mr. Green speaks of a lack of bipartisan spirit. How can that exist with a conflict of interest and cheating? You must build trust to have cooperation. AN Election Commissioner should not wear the hat of County Chairman of the party. It is a clear conflict of interest.

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Dec-07-13 5:42 AM

No public money at all. we are taxed enough.....

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