State Does Little To Rein In Corporations That Routinely Exceed Campaign Contribution Limits

The New York World discusses how New York does little to limit corporate campaign contributions.  From the article, “between 2011 and 2013, the board  (of Elections) made 164 such referrals to district attorneys across the state. 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. In fact, more than 150 companies have doled out at least $350,000 in excess campaign contributions since Jan. 1, 2012, according a New York World analysis of state campaign finance data.”

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