NJ. Governor Signs Bill Banning Pay-to-Play Into Law

Aibanese, Elizabeth
March 2005
Bond Buyer;3/24/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32097, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that New Jersey Acting Governor Richard Codey signed into law, a bill intended to ban pay-to-play, the practice of awarding government contracts to those who make campaign contributions to elected officials. The bill prevents state agencies and authorities from awarding contracts worth more than $17,500 to any firm that has contributed money over the previous 18 months to either a candidate committee or an election fund of a candidate running for state or county office. The Federal Highway Transportation Administration sued the state, alleging that the executive order violated federal regulations.


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