House Speaker James Amann said he expects that a special session - tentatively set in the House for June 23 and the Senate the next day - would focus on a series of bills that do not include campaign finance reform....
When asked if campaign finance needs to be done in the upcoming session, Amann, a Democrat, said, "Right now, no. ... It's been five months. People are tired." (Keating)
I can't believe it. I just can't believe it. So that's the end of campaign finance reform until at least 2007 (What? You thought they'd pass it in an election year?). I'm disgusted with Amann, Williams and the legislature in general right now. The House and Senate bills are absurdly close. Surely a compromise could be made... right?
Well, Speaker, I'm sorry you're tired. I hope you get some rest.
In fact, maybe you should consider retirement.
Keating, Christopher. "Campaign Reform Not In Special Session." Hartford Courant 10 June 2005.