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NYS Comptroller


Shining a Light on Corporate Political Spending

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission greatly expanded the ability of corporations to make political contributions from corporate funds. Much of the spending does not have to be publicly reported, which enables anonymous giving by corporations. Corporate spending on political campaigns is controversial and has the potential to put shareholder value at risk. As Trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, Comptroller DiNapoli has pushed for full disclosure of corporate political spending so that investors can assess for themselves whether a corporation’s political spending is in the best interest of the company and its shareholders.

Timeline of Agreements on Corporate Political Spending

political spending 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Please select a year to see the DiNapoli agreements on corporate political spending in New York.