Maryland Delegates Back Campaign Funding Bills - State and Federal Communications

January 17, 2017  •  

Maryland Delegates Back Campaign Funding Bills

Maryland HouseDel. Eric Luedtke is sponsoring a bill to allow the State Board of Elections to borrow dollars from the general fund for the Fair Campaign Financing Fund if money runs short before a gubernatorial election.

House Bill 72 provides for the borrowed money to be returned via online contributions, voluntary tax form checkoffs, and penalties. Del. Jimmy Tarlau is expected to introduce an additional bill to incentivize candidates to avoid large donations of $250 or more from a single contributor.

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