The state’s main good-government groups today sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Commission on Public Corruption imploring them to take up a variety of long-sought recommendations.

The letter was sent by the New York Public Interest Research Group, the Brennan Center, Citizen Union, Common Cause and the League of Women Voters.

“The members of the Commission have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the corrupting nature of New York’s broken campaign finance system and the crisis of public trust it engenders,” the groups wrote in a letter. “It is critical that the Commission take bold action and push for transformative polices that include comprehensive campaign finance reform.”

Among their recommendations:

-Limited public matching funds for small donations in a publicly funding elections system
-Inpendent enforcement of campaign finance violations
-Lowered contribution limits deemed “reasonable”
-Greater disclosure of political spending.

The Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, which has met twice so far publicly, is due to release a preliminary report in December. The commission has come under criticism for not seeking subpeonas of the state Democratic Committee and for its alignment with Cuomo.

Moreland Principles Ltr 10-7-13 by Nick Reisman