Who’s Paying and Who’s Playing?

Pay to play is the topic of this Baltimore Sun editorial.

What’s needed is a chance for political candidates to get off this favor-go-round ride entirely. Maryland and other states need to offer public campaign financing and give office-seekers a chance to wage campaigns without going hat in hand to those who do business with the state. That might not guarantee scandal-free state government, but it would raise the chances of it.

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