N.J. legislature may review state’s campaign finance laws

    The ruling by the U-S Supreme Court that struck down limits on corporate political advertising is causing some concern in New Jersey.
    State Senator Bill Baroni teaches election- law at Seton Hall University. He says the high court’s ruling calls into question many of New Jersey’s regulations including the ban on campaign contributions from casinos, utility companies and banks.

    The ruling by the U-S Supreme Court that struck down limits on corporate political advertising is causing some concern in New Jersey.

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    State Senator Bill Baroni teaches election- law at Seton Hall University. He says the high court’s ruling calls into question many of New Jersey’s regulations including the ban on campaign contributions from casinos, utility companies and banks.

    Baroni: My initial review of the decision and our statutes certainly say that we need to go back and look at our statutes all over again and review the law. Quite frankly I think some of these bans that New Jersey has always had could very well be unconstitutional.

    Baroni is calling for a bipartisan review of the Garden State’s campaign finance laws so any problems with them could be resolved before next year’s legislative elections

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