Hochul does better with financial disclosure transparency
Sam Mellins reports for New York Focus the Gov. Kathy Hochul is now following a campaign finance law she had previously broken. In February, Focus reported that Hochul had failed to disclose the individuals behind corporate donations to her campaign, violating a 2019 law meant to crack down on corporate dark money in New York elections. Her latest campaign filings made the required disclosures identifying her recent donors, and Hochul says she will not spend the money received from past donors whose identities she hasn’t yet tracked down. The new election filings show Hochul is receiving many donations from the nursing home industry. Hochul has said she will investigate how thousands died of COVID-19 contracted in state nursing homes. Hochul received over $78,000 through limited liability companies from more than ten individuals associated with the nursing home empire Centers Health Care. That business was accused of neglecting patients and has suedNew York to stop a new law increasing staffing requirements for nursing homes. Read more about this story at New York Focus.