June 19, 2012 •
Maryland Commission Considers Campaign Contributions
The commission studying state campaign finance laws is likely to recommend raising the limits on campaign contributions.
At Monday’s meeting, the commission took no formal vote on a final recommendation, but appeared to reach a consensus on raising the total amount an individual may contribute to state election campaigns from the current $10,000 to $25,000 during a four-year election cycle. The commission also reached consensus on raising the current limit to any single candidate from $4,000 to at least $5,000 and possibly to $7,000 in any four-year election cycle. The current contribution limits have been in place for 19 years.
At the next meeting on July 16, 2012, the commission plans to discuss a total ban on contributions from business corporations and from companies doing business with the state.
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