HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut elections staff members have issued a draft decision denying a request from a city mayor to participate in the state’s public campaign financing program despite his past convictions for corruption. 115 more words
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All the gobs of money in politics can breed bad things. It can mean candidates are spending inordinate amounts of time sidling up to donors begging for contributions big and small. 27 more words
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is asking state elections officials whether he can participate in Connecticut’s public financing program for statewide campaigns, given his past felony convictions for corruption. 102 more words
By Doug Livingston / Beacon Journal staff writer
December 19, 2016
The reporter didn’t quite get it right regarding what I said needs to happen — not just public financing, but ultimately a constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood and money as speech.