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Campaign Finance Reform in New York State | White Plains Public Library
Discussion leaders Laura Ladd Bierman, Executive Director, and Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director, of the New York State League of Women Voters, will talk about why we lose the very core of democracy if only candidates with big money run for office.
Barbara Bartoletti, of the ...
Barbara Bartoletti, of the New York State League of Women Voters, recalls working on Spitzer's transition team and advocating for more enforcement at the BOE.
In the end, $1.5 million was allocated in Spitzer's first budget so that the BOE could hire 11 full-time enforcement staff.
"They just didn't have the political will to use it.
The status quo works for them," Bartoletti
New York Ethics: It takes a Fed | The Komisar Scoop
Barbara Bartoletti, legislative director for the New York State branch of the League of Women Voters, said some people had suspicions.
"He was using his public staff to do his private business,'' said Bartoletti.
"Right out of his public office.
"[M]uch of their business in these law firms," said Barbara Bartoletti, legislative director of the New York State League of Women Voters, "is driven by people who want to get influence in Albany."
Barbara Bartoletti, ...
Barbara Bartoletti, executive director of the New York State League of Women Voters said probing Lopez's activity and sanctioning him was the right move.
appeared at the Joint Commission
on Public Ethics meeting to discuss the matter, although JCOPE officials have not confirmed the meeting was about Lopez.
"This is a workplace issue," Bartoletti
"This is not acceptable in Albany."
Lopez was accused of a similar offense before, and Bartoletti
said it would have been optimal for his resignation then.
also questioned the use of "discretionary funds" allocated to legislators for settling lawsuits regarding sexual harassment.
Emceed by Karen Scharff, representing the ...
Emceed by Karen Scharff, representing the Fair Elections for New York campaign, speakers today included NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, Democratic Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Assemblywomen Linda Rosenthal and Nily Rozic, Andrea Miller of NARAL Pro-Choice NY, Barbara Bartoletti of the League of Women Voters, and Susan Lerner of Common Cause/NY, among others.
"As part of comprehensive campaign finance reform, a small donor matching system of public financing will encourage a larger pool of candidates, in particular minorities and women with little access to large donors," said Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director for the League of Women Voters of NYS.