Political campaigns are where power and cash meet. Politicians need lot’s of money to run for office. People seeking jobs or government business provide the money politicians need. The current campaign process truly is a “pay to play” system in that the best way to get a politicians attention is by donating money . . . → Read More: We Need Public Financing Of Elections
Legislation banning government contractors from making political contributions to government officials often called “Pay to Play” exists in eleven states. Three cities in New Jersey: Newark, Jersey City, and Hoboken also have enacted legislation prohibiting Pay to Play.
Companies and individuals that conduct business with cities and counties often provide the lion’s share . . . → Read More: Should Government Contractors Be Banned From Making Political Contributions?
Buffalo lawyer James Ostrowski made a tremendous effort to end the insanity of politicians providing taxpayer dollars to corporations under the guise of creating jobs. Ostrowski’s lawsuit made it up to the Court of Appeals, the highest Court in New York State, where we all lost in a 5 to 2 decision.
The . . . → Read More: Court Allows Economic Development Illusion To Continue