BINGHAMTON, NY – State Senator Fred Akshar wants to hear from his constituents about a new law that spends millions of state dollars on political campaigns.
The 2019/2020 budget created taxpayer-funding of campaigns up to 100 million dollars.
Akshar, a Republican, opposes the system, saying individuals, not the government, should decide which candidates get their money.
Akshar says the plan would provide up to 18 million dollars for a candidate for governor, and several thousand for other positions.
The Senator is encouraging people in his district to visit https://www.nysenate.gov/webforms/community-voice-survey-public-campaign-financing to fill out a survey on the issue.