Between 2011 and 2013, the state Board of Elections made 164 referrals to district attorneys across the state for excessive corporate campaign contributions. Not a single prosecution resulted, however, prompting the board to stop sending referrals. Meanwhile, corporations continue to regularly make contributions in excess of the $5,000 annual limit.
Campaign finance package agreed to with Legislature off to a weak start.
Homeless shelter operator Isaac Leshinsky holds $168 million in city contracts — and his operation is about to get one more
Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio exceeded Campaign Finance Board limit more than tenfold
New donors include Wall Street giant Maurice Greenberg and civil-service unions
An office with small power lures big taxpayer financing, $4 million and counting
Cuomo pitches public funding of campaigns and tougher limits on donations
Undeterred by a campaign scandal, modest contributors have a big impact on the comptroller’s prospects for mayor