CLIENT ALERT: Connecticut Modifies State Contractor and Lobbyist Campaign Contribution Restrictions (Public Act 10-1, July Session)
By: David J. McQuade
This past summer, a three-judge panel of the Second CIrcuit Court of Appeals upheld Connecticut's "pay-to-play" ban which prohibits state contractors from contribution to the campaigns of certain state candidates, while striking down the state's ban on contributions by communicator lobbyists and its prohibition on campaign contribution solicitations by state contractors and lobbyists.
As a result of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in Green Party of Connecticut, et al. v. Garfield, et al, the Connecticut General Assembly met in Special Session on July 30 to amend, in part, existing state law governing campaign contributions by contractors doing business with the state and campaign contributions from registered lobbyists.
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