December 1, 2005
Brian Burke's lawyer put on his most sanctimonious face and said, "Burke is a fallen angel but he is not the devil." Slightly over the top, but had the attorney identified the devil it might have cleared the courtroom and the Capitol. The devil, my friends, is a corrupt system of fundraising.
But, as some have predicted for years, help is on the way. Connecticut has gone and done it! Yup. They adopted the Heffernan Commission recommendations (Okay, a slight exaggeration) by passing legislation alloting $17 million to publicly finance all statewide elections. I am not making this up. Connecticut is now leading the nation in clean elections while our governor and the Lobbyist's Legislature look the other way with outstretched palms.
C'mon Wisconsin. Regain the lead. Take it on. Clean it up. NOW!
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