According to the invitation,
Investigative reporter Patrick Madden and Government Affairs Lobbyist Craig Holman, Ph.D. will join us for a conversation about the Pay-to-Play culture in the District of Columbia. Madden will talk about his research following the money, linking campaign contributions in DC Council elections to government contracts. He and Holman will discuss the situation in DC today, how other cities are handling this issue, and the possibilities for reform. They will answer the questions:
Does campaign cash have undue influence over how District of Columbia lawmakers approve contracts?
Does the appearance that the government can be bought harm the integrity of the D.C. Government?
The conversation will be followed with questions and answers for our speakers from the audience.