December 10, 2015 •
Wichita City Council Votes to Allow Contributions by Corporations
The Wichita, Kansas City Council approved a measure removing the prohibition on corporations, unions, and political action committees donating to local campaigns. Such groups are still limited to contributions of $500 per election, matching the limit on individual contributions and mirroring the state’s restrictions.
Proponents of the change believe with the limit so low, the risk of corporations or PACs swaying an election is minimal.
The council also voted unanimously to move city elections from the spring to the fall beginning in 2017.
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