- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers have passed a financial stopgap to ensure the state’s public campaign financing system will have enough money to provide candidates with grants for this year’s election.

The House of Representatives voted 102-40 late Tuesday night in favor of a bill that allows revenue from the state’s corporation tax to be tapped in case there’s not enough available money from the current funding source, unclaimed financial property.

The bill has already passed the Senate and now moves to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

Rep. Ed Jutila of East Lyme says a “timing and cash management issue” required the legislation. The State Elections Commission, which administers the Citizens Election Program, has expressed concern that funds may be inadequate this year given the large number of anticipated primaries.

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