Pay to Play

Number 21045
Subject Campaign Finance
Source Philadelphia Inquirer
State PA
Year 2003
Publication Date Oct 7 to end of 2003
Summary (From the questionnaire), the story takes "a look at the city's longstanding pay-to-play system, in which campaign contributers are rewarded with city contracts and special favors -- deals to give lucrative airport concessions to connected individuals; apparent no-work jobs awarded to special friends of the administration; contracts allegedly inflated to give a cut to campaign contributors; multi-million donations made in secret to a non-profit organization tied to the region's most powerful state senator, money given a major electric utility with a big policy agenda".
Category Contest Entry
Pages 39
Keywords Mayor Street;T.Milton Street Sr.;Affiliated Building Services Inc.;Nelson Diaz;Imam Shamsud-din Ali;Sen. Vincent J. Fumo;Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods
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