The Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet at 10AM Thursday to hear testimony from campaign finance and legal experts on the how the recent U.S. Supreme Court campaign finance decision will impact New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws. The hearing will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
“This ruling could have far-reaching impacts on our efforts here in New Jersey to keep money out of politics,” said Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro), the Judiciary Committee chair. “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 she is worried about the potential impact of the court decision on campaign finance reform efforts in New Jersey.
“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. 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,” she said.