Assembly Judiciary Chairwoman Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) says she will hold a hearing to discuss the pact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision on state elections. The hearing will be held after the Office of Legislative Services completes an analysis of the ruling that the Senate President and Assembly Speaker requested last week.
“This ruling could have far-reaching impacts on our efforts here in New Jersey to keep money out of politics,” said Greenstein. “We’ve devoted a lot of time and effort to finding ways to reduce the role of special interests in elections, but I’m concerned that both that work and the public interest are now at risk.”
Greenstein says the court ruling could have a “potentially devastating impact on campaign finance reform efforts.”
“We still have work to do to reduce the role of money in politics, yet here we have the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a ruling that could give even more influence to powerful lobbyists,” said Greenstein. “My hope is that this hearing will be a bipartisan look ahead at how we will be handling campaign finance reform in our state in this ruling’s wake.”