Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Campaign Finance Reform Fix in the Works?

Looks like there's some movement on a fix for campaign finance reform:

A legislative committee met Wednesday to consider several changes to the state's campaign finance reform law, including legislation to close a loophole that has the potential to wipe out reforms enacted last year.
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The votes in the Government Administration and Elections Committee are a first step toward crafting an overall bill aimed at addressing concerns of election reform advocates and minor political parties. (AP)

I'm glad to see that this is being addressed this session. That loophole is very strange. I wonder why it was put there? As sort of a failsafe?

I'll be interested to see how they'll deal with the question of minor parties, especially.

Source
"Legislators attempt to craft fix to campaign reform law." Associated Press 22 March, 2006.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

the loop whole is there because democrats need to insure they can takes millions in union lobbyist and pac money.

Are you kiding me, this campaign finance reform is a joke..how can you justify giving a political candidate 25K to run a race, and completly underfund education and property tax reform.

Democrats are out of touch and it will show this Nov...especially if they all hire Roy O....

Anon and on said...

Getting awful tired of:

1. Obsession with Roy O. Guys, get a frikkin hobby.

2. Audrey Blondin and Dave Cappiello floating their own names anonymously for Lt. Gov.

3. Dem posturing on campaign finance issue. Their trick worked. They'll have our cake and eat the PAC cash, too!

Never tired of:

1. GC's spot-on history lessons.

Anonymous said...

Roy and Feltman Sitt'n in a tree....

MikeCT said...

Yes, enough with the Roy O references. It wasn't funny 157 posts ago, and now it's just spam.

Anonymous said...

I think Richard Roy is a nice guy and a good State Rep from the fine town of Milford, and people ought to stop giving him a hard time

Anonymous said...

I know this is a different thread, but I can't let this go. Pedophilia is a crime of opportunity, and catholic boys were victims because guess what, the Catholic Church, at the time of most of these crimes, only allowed boys to serve on the alter. No girls/few girls = no/few girl victims.

Anonymous said...

If we stop Roy O bashing, can we stop Catholic bashing, or is there now only one group in CT which it is now politically correct to be intolerant of?

Anonymous said...

I posted the earlier comment on this thread re: Catholic Church. It's not Catholic bashing, but a rebuttal to a comment on the previous thread that stated that priests who molested children were gay. It is abhorrent to me, a Catholic, to see such a statement made when the facts simply don't bear it out.

Anonymous said...

Deal struck on Yale Cancer Center.

The Malloy boys just lost one of their talking points. I guess we can expect more crime stories in the near future.

Anonymous said...

DeStafano's camp is all smiles..about what...

Holding up a vital part of CT's economic future for a year and half!

"November 30, 2004: Yale-New Haven Hospital formally announces plans to build comprehensive clinical cancer center

The cancer center will be built on hospital property at 25 Park Street, the site of a hospital office building slated for demolition in summer 2005. No other buildings on or off the Yale-New Haven Hospital campus will be demolished to make way for the cancer center."

Let's translate the DeStefano economic message. If you try and build something , the government will hold you up a year or two to force you to make concessions to politically connected labor unions.

I cannot think of a more compelling message to send corporate America---if the desired effect is to cause them to relocate to the South.

Anonymous said...

Roy O, Roy O, it's off the blog you go.

bluecoat said...

Did I miss something or didn't Jodi Rell sign off on the CFR legislation and then declare CT the 'first in the nation'on this stuff? Let's be a little balnced here.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I posted the earlier comment on this thread re: Catholic Church. It's not Catholic bashing, but a rebuttal to a comment on the previous thread that stated that priests who molested children were gay. It is abhorrent to me, a Catholic, to see such a statement made when the facts simply don't bear it out. and it should be pointed out that the original wingnut that made the observation was anti-gay not anti-Church.