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Political money: Reform is fleeting, debate is forever
It is easy to be skeptical about the work product of elected officials who spend much of their time raising funds -- and about the effects on government of big-money donations.
It is also easy to be skeptical about suggestions that public campaign financing will stem corruption, improve governance and boost citizen participation.
Perennial debate over whether New York State would, should...