January 8, 2020 •
Seattle City Council Considering Caps on Super PAC Donations
The Seattle City Council is considering legislation limiting the ability of Super PACs to spend unlimited amounts of money in Seattle elections.
Council Member Lorena González introduced the Clean Campaigns Act to reduce the amount of money Super PACs funnel into elections.
The proposed legislation would limit Super PACs from receiving more than $5,000 per year from any single individual or corporation.
The act would also block multinational corporations, defined as companies with more than one percent ownership from a single foreign national or more than five percent ownership from multiple foreign nationals, from spending money on local elections.
Another proposed change would require all political advertising outside of election years to follow similar reporting requirements to current rules for election advertisements.
The Clean Campaigns Act is currently being considered in council chambers and could see a full council vote as early as next week.
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