On the same day of the sentencing of key players in a state corruption scandal, the city of New Haven learned that it has permission to point to a better way to run a government and a political system. The chief of the State Elections Enforcement Commission notified the city that the commission has approved New Haven's request to take part in a pilot program to test out publicly-funded local elections.(Bass)They'll have to submit a plan by June 1. I'm looking forward to seeing what that plan is.
Speaking of CFR, I'm still holding out hope that some needed reforms to that law will be made by the end of the session. However, the investigation into the nomination of Peter Zarella may doom those reforms until 2007. That would be an awful shame, and a crucial piece of business left undone by this legislature.
Bass, Paul. "New Haven Gets Green Light To Go Clean." New Haven Independent 25 April, 2006.