Some of what I compiled got picked up by the media. For example, an article in the Times Union from Albany noted that since January 2010:
- Verizon spent over $390,000 in political donations to state Senate candidates;
- real estate developer and Business Council boardmember Michael Falcone contributed over $24,000 to state Senators; and,
- companies and individuals associated with the Business Council gave over $1.9 million to state Senate campaigns.
This research was (or will be) used in various state Senate districts to petition decision-makers to support public financing of elections.