Thursday, 02 August 2007 20:00
A measure approved this week by the General Assembly will
expand the state’s voluntary public campaign financing program to cover three
more statewide races next year.
Supporters hope such a move will reduce the
influence of special interest money. The bill will expand taxpayer financing to
the 2008 races for state auditor, insurance commissioner and superintendent of
public instruction. The change will have to be approved by the U.S. Department
of Justice to ensure that it complies with the Voting Rights Act.