DC Attorney General Seeks to Close PAC Loophole - State and Federal Communications

February 23, 2016  •  

DC Attorney General Seeks to Close PAC Loophole

Seal of the District of ColumbiaAttorney General Karl A. Racine proposed a new bill to close the current loophole allowing unlimited donations to political action committees (PACs) in non-election years. The bill also contains a pay-to-play provision creating a two-year period of ineligibility for “high value” city business for any company that contributes to a candidate or elected official.

The legislation comes after public concern raised last year when Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s PAC received unlimited contributions from businesses seeking contracts from her administration.

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