HUDSON COUNTY – Several local towns have passed pay-to-play legislation, which was enabled by a state statute. It tries to prevent vendors and individuals from getting government contracts just because they donated large sums of money to a campaign. To do this, it limits the amount a company or person can donate, and restricts when they can be hired if they have given a donation.
What is the history of these laws, and are they working? A state public policy institute has posted an essay. To read it, click here.
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