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News Junkie: Special interest funding drops under Clean Election Program

HARTFORD, Conn. — While the landmark Citizens Election Program was saved when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed the Republican budget that was passed with the help of eight Democratic legislators, proponents know it will continue to be a target for budget cuts.

A day after Malloy vetoed the budget, the State Elections Enforcement Commission wrote legislative leaders to remind them the “CEP costs very little in comparison to the potential costs of corruption and the liberation that public financing affords lawmakers, like you, who are more interested in doing what is right instead of what a big donor may think is best.”

They said the budget debate has proved that legislators are voting based on what they think is best for their constituents and “not what big money interests — be they corporations or unions — think they should.”

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