Greenwich News - July 31, 2010
Police reports (Darien News-Review)Renata Santos, 24, of Greenwich, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right at 2:40 a.m. on Monday, July 19.
BAN PAY TO PLAY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS (bridgeportroundup.blogspot)Just as corporate lobbying corrupts the legislative process, the scramble for government contracts corrupts the executive branch and its agencies.
Connecticut has seen multiple pay-to-play scandals in recent years where campaign contributors illicitly received jobs and no-bid contracts.
Similar scandals have enveloped public officials in New York, California, South Carolina, Illinois and other states across the country.
A number of states have taken action to assure greater accountability in the public contracting system through common-sense solutions:
Campaign Contributions by Contractors:
Seven states currently have some form of pay-to-play contracting law to bar companies bidding on contracts from making campaign contributions to government officials.
Tightening Contracting Standards:
The tighter the standards for the bidding processes and the work done, the less likely incompetent or corrupt companies can buy contracts with campaign contributions. Campaign Contributions By Contractors Corrupt Elections
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy is the King Of Pay To Play contributions that prevent "clean elections."
Dan Malloy has for years fueled his political ambitions with donations from people doing business with the city of Stamford.
State elected officials cannot take contributions from state contractors, but it is legal and common at the municipal level politicians to swap contracts for campgain donations.
Over the last six years Dan Malloy's bids for re-election and for governor has brought in huge political contributions from over 25 contracting entities doing business with the City of Stamford.
Dan Malloy should know better, because he was the subject of a contract-steering probe prior to his 2006 bid for governor.
Rather than correct his ways Malloy continues the same reckless behavior.
Connecticut Needs A Governor With No Strings Attached
In 2003, the Chief State's Attorney's Office opened an investigation into allegations that Malloy, who was first elected in 1995 and left office last year, helped award city jobs to contractors who worked on his home in the late 1990s.....
Lamont accuses Malloy of fundraising conflicts (Connecticut Post)Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dannel Malloy , a participant in the state's new public campaign financing program, while recently predicting his election, said "the people of this state will know that their government belongs to them -- not to someone's bank account and not to a bunch of special interests." Proponents of public financing, such ...
Republicans square off for attorney general bid (NCAdvertiser)Two Republican lawyers, each hoping to become the first Republican attorney general since 1959, meet August 10 in a GOP primary, with the winner facing Democrat George Jepsen in November.
Librarians' legacy: Two teens receive memorial scholarships (Connecticut Post)Jane Wynne, a graduate of Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford, and Greenwich High School graduate Diana Pelliccia are the recipients of the Perrot Memorial Library's first Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarships.