S.B. 1114 has now passed the third reading of both the Senate and the House. Apparently neither body saw the potential for patronage that this bill creates; however, it is now up to Governor Perdue to take a stand. If the Governor wants to crack down on government corruption as much as she claims, one would think that she would attempt to prevent as many potential sources of it as possible. Regardless of the intentions of the bill’s supporters, the language of it is far too loose to prevent potential cronyism between politicians and contractors. It is now time for Gov. Perdue to demonstrate if she is serious about ending government corruption or if she just likes to pretend she cares.