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Connecticut lawmakers to debate campaign finance program

Monday, Connecticut lawmakers will debate the possibility of maintaining the controversial campaign finance program which was previously ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.

Testimony will be heard before a legislative committee on two bills that would alter the law in place, permitting candidates for public office to receive public funds, so long as an internal limit is instituted on the amount of spending and fundraising dollars allocated by a particular candidate.
Gov. Jodi Rell has previously pleaded with the state’s General Assembly to change the law in order for it to become constitutional, leaving the numerous candidates vying for the governorship in undetermined financial state.

However, the judge’s ruling is currently under review from a federal appeals court.



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