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Connecticut: state senate passes campaign finance bill

AP reports: The state Senate on Wednesday approved some of the most sweeping changes in campaign finance laws in the country, including tight restrictions on contributions and a voluntary, publicly funded election system.

The House took up the bill later in the evening. A close vote was expected. ...

The bill allots about $17 million each year in public funds for political campaigns. To reduce the influence of special interests, the bill bans political contributions from lobbyists and state contractors. -- Newsday.com: Conn. Senate Passes Campaign Finance Bill

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