AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) - Government corruption brings Governor Cuomo to Western New York, as he pushes his Public Trust Act to give prosecutors more power.
Cuomo spoke at the University at Buffalo to discuss a series of reforms that will help prevent public corruption, modernize New York's outdated voting laws, and reduce the influence of large donors in political elections.
The Governor's three-part reform package include:
- Public Trust Act that would create a new class of public corruption crimes and enhance New York prosecutors’ ability to crack down on public corruption across the state
- Voting Reforms that will allow sixteen and seventeen year olds to pre-register to vote, expand access to the ballot for candidates, and allow greater flexibility for affidavit ballots to be counted;
- Campaign Finance Reforms that would ensure New Yorkers know who is paying for political campaigns, offer public financing for campaigns to reduce the influence of wealthy donors, and reduce New York's "sky-high" contribution limits.
For more information on the Public Trust Act, click HERE.