January 2, 2014 •
Passage of Michigan Bill Increases Contribution Limits, Effective Immediately
Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill Friday revising Michigan’s campaign finance law. Under the new law, an individual will be able to donate up to $6,800 to a candidate for statewide office in a single election cycle, up from $3,400. An individual will be able to donate $2,000 for state House and Senate candidates, up from $1,000. Local candidate caps depend on the size of the community.
The new law marks the first increase to state contribution limits since the late 1970s. The new law also requires the sponsors of “issue ads” to include disclaimers on their materials identifying the party responsible for the ad.
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