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Mixed Verdict as Former CT State Senator Convicted of Forging Documents for Public Financing

Connecticut Post: “The trial stemmed from the mysterious appearance of $500 on deadline which allowed Newton to meet the required $15,000 in campaign contributions. That enabled him to qualify for $80,550 in public financing for his 2012 bid to recapture the state senate seat he surrendered following his federal conviction. 120 more words

Party, Outside Spending in CT Elections Prompt Calls for Public Financing Reforms

CT Mirror: “State contractors spent freely to support the re-election of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a publicly financed candidate, despite a prohibition enacted in 2005 in response to the bid-rigging scandal that toppled Republican Gov. 147 more words

Study Finds that Public Financing Reduces Incumbent Advantage, Increases Competitiveness but also Polarization

Washington Post: “That is the conclusion of political scientist Andrew Hall. He focuses on state legislative elections and compares trends in the five states that implemented robust public funding programs — Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, and Wisconsin — to trends in other states. 160 more words

Study Finds that Public Financing Reduces Incumbent Advantage, Increases Competitiveness but also Polarization

Washington Post: “That is the conclusion of political scientist Andrew Hall. He focuses on state legislative elections and compares trends in the five states that implemented robust public funding programs — Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, and Wisconsin — to trends in other states. 99 more words

CT Jury Considering Charges of Committing Fraud to Obtain Matching Funds

CT News Junkie: “A jury began deliberating Thursday whether former Bridgeport Sen. Ernie Newton fraudulently obtained an $80,000 campaign finance grant by misreporting qualifying contributions in 2012. 91 more words

Republican Legislator Praises Benefits of ME Public Financing

Bill Moyers: “I’ve had more people over the years say “Ed, you don’t need to do this. We’ll help you raise the money.” I know that I could get money, having worked for the largest savings bank in the state of Maine, well connected to the broker community, well connected to the bankers associations. 161 more words

Republican Legislator Praises Benefits of ME Public Financing

Bill Moyers: “I’ve had more people over the years say “Ed, you don’t need to do this. We’ll help you raise the money.” I know that I could get money, having worked for the largest savings bank in the state of Maine, well connected to the broker community, well connected to the bankers associations. 161 more words