Jodi Rell on Government Reform

Republican CT Governor

Ban on campaign cash from special interests

Ethics reform - first on the agenda. In her very first State of the State Address, Governor Rell proposed a sweeping package of ethics reforms called “Fairness Over Favoritism.” From restructuring the State Ethics Commission to reforming the state’s contracting process, loopholes have been closed, disclosure requirements increased and gift restrictions tightened.

Toughest in the nation campaign finance reform: Governor Rell demanded that the General Assembly pass tough, real reforms of our campaign finance system - including bans on campaign cash from special interests. The changes are considered a national model.

Living those reforms--now. Although many of the campaign finance reforms won’t take effect for statewide offices until 2010, Governor Rell is already living by standards that are stricter than required by the law. Governor Rell’s campaign is not accepting contributions from lobbyists, political action committees or anyone who negotiates, develops or signs a state contract.

Source: Campaign website, www.jodirell06.com, “Issues” , Sep 18, 2006

Other governors on Government Reform: Jodi Rell on other issues:
CT Gubernatorial:
Dan Malloy
CT Senatorial:
Richard Blumenthal

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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