Reform and renewal
Friday, Feb 25, 2005
It turns out that I wasn’t the only one with the scoop on today’s press conference by Dan Hynes.
Comptroller Dan Hynes plans today to announce a new legislative push to clamp down on state contractors who get sweet taxpayer-funded deals and also happen to be generous political contributors.
Not mentioned, however, is that the plan has bipartisan support. See the Capitol Fax for more on that subject.
Os-blog was skeptical yesterday about criticisms of the governor’s penchant for accepting campaign contributions from contractors.
If you want to complain and say its a problem and unethical (and I’m pretty much with you)- then find me a legislator willing to deal with campaign finance reform and ban these sorts of donations/contracts.
He made a lot of good points in that post, but he spoke just a little too soon. Whether the bill will actually pass, however, is still unknown. The Os-man (another excellent regional politics blogger) could still be vindicated come the end of session.