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Finally, taxpayers might be off the hook for funding election campaigns

Facing a staggering $3.6 billion budget deficit, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Connecticut’s legislature did something almost unheard of these days. They passed a budget. To help close the Constitution State’s deficit, instead of creating new taxes, lawmakers did what regular Americans do every day. They cut wasteful spending. One of the programs that lost funding is the taxpayer-financed campaign program for state politicians. In many ways, this cut is a big win for taxpayers.