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Cuomo: Lawmakers should call special session if they don’t like public finance reform

New York’s Public Campaign Finance Commission released its recommendations Sunday night and as of Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, said he had not yet had a chance to go through the entire report.

Still, the governor seemed impressed with what he did know about the commission’s work.

“It’s clear that it makes historic changes and it goes a long way to bring down the power of money in politics,” he said. “It drops contribution levels way down. It starts public financing. So it’s probably in my life time it’s been the most aggressive positive reform of money in politics.”

However, the report already has quite a few critics. Political activists are disappointed about new vote and signature thresholds that stand to neuter most of the state’s minor parties.

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