HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says a campaign finance bill he has signed into law will make Connecticut a leader in requiring disclosure and transparency of campaign contributions.
The Democrat signed the bill on Wednesday. Among other things, the law says individuals and entities that make independent expenditures of more than $1,000 to oppose or support a candidate must report to the State Elections Enforcement Commission.
Malloy acknowledged "no bill is perfect," but said this legislation is needed in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited private money to be spent on such things as advertising.
Former Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell recently wrote a letter to newspaper editors criticizing other parts of the law, which she said dismantles ethics, contracting and campaign reforms she had signed into law.
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