campaign donors

A Democratic candidate for Halfmoon town board is calling for a debate in a community that has been rocked by political scandal for the past several months.

In July, former Republican town supervisor Mindy Wormuth pleaded not guilty to felony charges of misusing campaign donations. In August, prominent developer and Republican donor Bruce Tanski was indicted on charges related to concealing political donations to Wormuth’s reelection campaign.

Connecticut has taken the first step requiring corporations and other groups that independently spend money or run ads for political candidates to identify top donors. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…

The House of Representatives approved legislation 94-to-54 on Tuesday intended to bring more transparency to political financing.