Connecticut bucking tide of election dollars

HARTFORD — Matt Lesser could never have raised the money to compete in a legislative election in most states. He was a 25-year-old local planning commissioner facing a former secret service agent for Richard M. Nixon who had been a fixture in local politics for two...

Spending $60 Million to Save $1 Billion

“The savings ultimately would be astronomical.” That’s what William Fitzpatrick said a couple weeks ago about creating a publicly financed elections system, after his Commission had spent months investigating corruption, bribery, and Albany’s...