Moreland Commission recommends that taxpayers fund New York state political campaigns

A panel has recommended that taxpayers foot the bill for political campaigns in order to lessen corruption in elections.

A panel has recommended that taxpayers foot the bill for political campaigns in order to lessen corruption in elections. (12/3/13)

ALBANY - A panel has recommended that taxpayers foot the bill for political campaigns in order to lessen corruption in elections.

The Moreland Commission found widespread abuses by legislators, especially when it comes to how they spent campaign contributions. Commission members say they found "deplorable conduct, some of it perfectly legal yet profoundly wrong; some of it potentially illegal."

One of the commission's main recommendations is public financing of campaigns. Supporters say that would eliminate the temptation of elected officials to do special favors while in office to any private individuals or corporations that donated large amounts of cash to their campaigns.

Other recommendations from the commission include lowering the amount of money that people can donate to campaigns and enacting stricter controls over how money is spent.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

News 12 is told the driver of the 1 Officials: 2 struck by car in Massapequa
The vigil for Banegas took place at the 2 Vigil held for victim in Central Islip Park killing
Police say two men were killed Saturday in 3 Police: 2 killed in West Babylon crash
Police say a motorcyclist was killed in a 4 Manorville man killed in motorcycle crash
State police say a man allegedly exposed himself 5 Man exposes himself to 3 women running near Bethpage State Parkway

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE