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Corzine to Introduce Ethics Reforms

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine wants to reduce the influence of money on the state's political system. Today he plans to announce a broad package of ethics reforms, some of which would be done through executive order, while others would need legislative approval. This is according to a report by the Associated Press.

The executive order would, among other things, ban political contributions by state redevelopers and their consultants. It also would tighten the current ban on state-contractor contributions to include those made by partners of professional service firms.

Other reform measures would address concerns about the practice of rewarding political donors with lucrative government contracts - also known as "pay to play" - and so-called "wheeling" of campaign money from one political party committee to another.

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