For the fifth year in a row, donations from New Jersey’s public contractors to political candidates have decreased. They gave $9.1 million in political contributions last year, down 5 percent.
NJ.com reports restrictions on pay-to-play probably contributed to the decline, causing contractors to instead contribute to political action committees that can get around those regulations.
Candidate contributions have been declining since 2007 , during which contractors gave $16.4 million. The trend continues, but the rate of decline has slowed.