The Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter's Notebook with Hedrick Smith

Connecticut - GOP Governor Urges Reform, Democrats Resist

Clip: Special | 1m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

Public pressure from a coalition of 50 civic groups pushes a Republican governor and Democratic legislative leaders to adopt public funding of state election campaigns. Transforming the state’s political landscape, public funding has changed who can afford to run for office. Now, with more minorities and women, the legislature no longer bows to rich lobbyists and hews closer to the voters’ agenda.

Aired: 01/06/20

Rating: TV-PG

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