In 2005, driven by our shame of the scandals surrounding governor John Rowland and other public officials, Connecticut passed sweeping election and ethics reforms that were hailed all over the nation for making the state one of the leaders in cleaning up government.
The Brennan Center for Justice reported it this way:
"In addition to public financing, the bill also bans contributions from special interest groups. Lobbyists, state contractors and prospective state contractors are prohibited from making contributions to candidate committees for legislative and statewide offices, candidate-affiliated political action committees (PACS) and party committees. It further closes business PAC contribution loopholes and makes contribution limits for business and labor PACs equal."
So everything got fixed, right? It doesn't look that way to me. Today we'll talk about further work to be done.
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