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The New York State Board of Elections has enacted emergency regulations to keep a closer eye on political spending by special interest groups, but critics say the changes are over-reaching and will stifle free speech.

The new regulations require individuals and groups spending on races — independently of candidates and political parties — to register with the state as a political committee and file financial reports that list so-called “independent expenditures.”