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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Connecticut Senate passed campaign finance legislation

On November 30, 2005, the Connecticut Senate voted 27-8 in favor of the Campaign Finance Reform Act that strictly limited campaign contributions for all state offices and created a public campaign finance system. The legislation banned political contributions from lobbyists, their spouses and state contractors, limited contributions of political action committees, and closed a loophole that previously allowed unregulated corporate donations. The Connecticut House passed the legislation the next day by a margin of 82-65. The bill was later declared unconstitutional by the US District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Learn more about campaign finance laws from the JURIST news archive.

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