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Minnesota Capitol Building

The 93rd session of the Minnesota Legislature adjourned sine die on May 22. Lawmakers passed House File 3, a bill restricting political activities by foreign influenced corporations, and requiring corporations making political contributions to file certifications. The bill requires any corporation […]

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San Diego City and Administration Building - by Business Navigatoren (Diskussion), via Wikimedia Commons

San Diego, California’s contribution limits have been adjusted for the 2024 election cycle due to inflation. The maximum donation an individual can make to a candidate in a City Council race has increased from $650 to $750 and the donation […]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill changing the name of the Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission back to the State Ethics Commission. The much longer commission name was the product of a major ethics overhaul in 2010. In addition […]

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March 16, 2023  •  

Ohio Contribution Limits Increased

Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio office of Secretary of State has published increased contribution limits. The contribution limits for PACs, PCEs and individuals may contribute to statewide candidates, candidates for General Assembly, county parties, PACs, and PCEs increased from $13,704.41 to $15,499.69 per […]

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Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas loaned $100,100 to his campaign after advancing to the April 4 runoff election against Brandon Johnson. The two candidates may now receive unlimited contributions because contribution limits do not apply in any city race where the […]

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The Orange County Council has voted to raise the campaign contribution limit from $2,200 to $2,500 per election cycle. The Orange County Campaign Reform Ordinance requires the board to adjust the campaign contribution limitation in February of every odd year. […]

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February 21, 2023  •  

Vermont Raises Contribution Limits

Vermont Capitol Building

The Vermont state’s Elections Division increased contribution limits. Under the revised limits, contributions of up to $1,120 per election cycle may be made to state representative candidates, and contributions of up to $1,680 per election cycle may be made to […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

The contribution limit for candidates and political committees in North Carolina has increased as mandated by state law. The previous limit was capped at $5,600. The new limit is now $6,400 and took effect on January 1 of the new […]

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario building - Saforrest (

Campaign contribution limits have increased in the province of Ontario, Canada for 2023. In a calendar year, a person individually may contribute $3,350 to each party, to each constituency association and nominations contestants of a party, and to each leadership […]

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British Columbia Legislature

Campaign contribution limits increased in British Columbia for 2023 to $1,401.40 for contributions to registered political parties, including their candidates, nomination contestants and registered constituency associations. Additionally, individuals can also contribute up to $1,401.40 to independent candidates and leadership contestants, […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

“Going forward,” the Federal Election Commission (FEC) will require disclosure requirements for contributions received from limited liability companies (LLCs) be applied to independent expenditure-only political committees (i.e., Super PACs) in the same manner in which they are applied to all […]

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Oregon State Capitol Building

The Oregon Supreme Court, reversing its longstanding ban on strict campaign finance limits, ruled in favor of a voter approved Multnomah County law putting a $500 limit on campaign donations. The court concluded contribution limits are not invalid under the state […]

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Arkansas State Capitol

An order barring the state from enforcing a campaign contribution blackout period of more than two years was reinstated on March 3. Arkansas Code Annotated 7-6-203(e) prohibits candidates for state offices from accepting campaign contributions more than two years before […]

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The former chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board filed suit against the state Executive Ethics Commission. The commission found that he engaged in unlawful political activity while a board member. The former chairman argued that state law does not bar […]

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