On Sunday, the New York Times editorial page urged Gov. Cuomo and the New York legislature to move forward with Fair Elections: "While New York waits for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep his promise to reform its election system, some powerful New Yorkers are stepping into the vacuum.
Morning must-read: "House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., may have irritated members of his conference by donating to an anti-incumbent super PAC before the Illinois primary, but Rep.
Public Campaign board member Ilyse Hogue has a great piece on CNN.com about last week's victories in getting Pepsi and Coke to pull out of ALEC: "These campaigns have become the embodiment of democratic principles in a country where consumer choices matter and the government is seen as too close to corporate interests."
Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
Capital Times: Ethics reforms needed for Congress
Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan is running for Tammy Baldwin's congressional seat and has a plan for reforming government, which includes the Fair Elections Now Act.
Democrat and Chronicle: Legislature shifts focus to reforms
With the budget and redistricting done, the New York legislature will move on to something else. "But the governor did say Friday that he would push for a change in the state’s campaign-finance system, which good-government groups say allows wealthy donors to have too much influence on the electoral process."
Scary story on judicial elections: "While deep-pocketed super PACs and ultra-wealthy donors have attracted plenty of attention in the presidential contest this year, they are also making waves further down the political food chain.