A federal judge has denied a request gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy made for a stay of the injunction on so-called "trigger" payments as part of public campaign financing.
Malloy is running against Republican Tom Foley, a multimillionaire, but the the payments in the current state public financing law have been deemed unconstitutional.
The "trigger "provision released supplemental campaign grants to publicly financed candidates, like Malloy, who are widely outspent by privately financed opponents.
Under on the original state law, the former Stamford Mayor would have received matching funds based on how much Foley spends.
The General Assembly has been trying to change the campaign finance law. Gov. M. Jodi Rell recently vetoed revisions the Senate and House approved The Senate has overruled the veto and the House is expected to take up the matter on Friday.