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Liberal activists and good-government groups met with the Cuomo administration Monday to discuss possible legislation on public financing of campaigns, sources said.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has been talking with backers of campaign-finance reform for weeks now; not coincidentally, members of the labor-backed Working Families Party have been wrestling for some time with endorsing someone other than Cuomo. The party’s convention is set for May 31.
Good-government groups who support public financing were part of the Monday meeting. A source with knowledge of the meeting said the talks centered on trying to come up with a bill proposal that the State Senate Republicans — who control flow of legislation in the chamber — and activists and the Working Families Party could accept.
The legislative session is slated to conclude June 19.