Washington D.C. Council Considering New Campaign Finance Rules - State and Federal Communications

January 8, 2018  •  

Washington D.C. Council Considering New Campaign Finance Rules

Washington D.C. City Council is reviewing four bills that would impose new regulations and restrictions on political contributions.

Three bills under review would add various pay-to-play provisions. A fourth, which will be voted on by City Council on January 9, would institute public campaign financing for local elections.

The legislation, however, is not without its opponents.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced she would not fund a public financing program. The public finance program, if passed by the Council, would not be in place until 2020.

Council Member David Grosso said if Bowser does not choose to fund the bill in her budget, the council can allocate money for the program.

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