October 22, 2015 •
Sioux Falls to Consider Eliminating Local Campaign Contribution Limits
Sioux Falls City Clerk Lorie Hogstad brought a proposal before City Council to eliminate the $5,000 cap on contributions from political action committees in an attempt to clear up confusion between state and local election laws. While most of the city’s election rules already mirror state laws, the new proposal would simply remove duplicative sections in local election law and refer instead to the state’s provisions. It would also entirely remove contribution limits specific to the city.
Proponents do not believe the proposal will have much impact on city elections, as the elections are nonpartisan and PACs have historically never reached the $5,000 limit.
The proposed changes are slated for council adoption on November 2, 2015.
Photo of downtown Sioux Falls by Jon Platek on Wikimedia Commons.
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