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State Senate Passes Campaign Finance Bill

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    The list is growing for those wanting to be Connecticut's next governor.

    State lawmakers continue to wrestle with the state's campaign finance reform law.

    In a special session held on Thursday, the Democratic-controlled Senate overturned Gov. M. Jodi Rell's veto of the bill that aims to fix legal problems with the state's campaign finance law.

    It raises the amount of public funding a gubernatorial candidate can receive from $3 million to $6 million.

    A federal appeals court determined that part of the law is unconstitutional because it allows candidates to receive additional matching if they're facing well-financed opponents.

    Rell has said the state can't afford to increase the grants.

    State leaders are set to meet on Aug. 13 to take up the motion to override.