Pittsburgh City Council Passes Campaign Finance Ordinance - State and Federal Communications

October 21, 2015  •  

Pittsburgh City Council Passes Campaign Finance Ordinance

Pittsburgh City-County BuildingPittsburgh City Council has passed an ordinance to overhaul city campaign finance rules. Introduced by Councilman Dan Gilman in September, the bill raises contribution limits to those imposed by the Federal Election Commission for federal elections, eliminates an exemption voiding limits if a candidate gives more than $50,000 to his or her own campaign, and removes a loophole allowing candidates to accept donations for the primary and general elections at the same time.

The ordinance will take effect on November 4, 2015, the day after election day.

Photo of the Pittsburgh City-County Building by Leepaxton at Wikimedia Commons.

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