New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and legislative leaders announced agreement Thursday on a plan to reform state campaign finance laws, resolving an issue that has caused the unrelated judicial pay raise bill to stall in the Legislature for months.
The governor said his earlier objections to the pay bill — the measure would also allow for New York lawmakers to get raises and create a commission to recommend salary increases in the future — had been satisfied with the Legislature’s agreement to pass a campaign finance bill and the ethical reforms lawmakers made earlier.
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