League of Women Voters concerned over higher individual contrib limits

The League of Women Voters expressed concern Thursday over a key part of a House campaign-finance measure, saying raising the contribution limit to $10,000 could open the door to corruption and further disillusion voters.

The increased contribution limit — which would be 20 times the current limit of $500 — is part of a two-pronged effort to curb the influence of outside groups in elections. The same legislation (HB 569) including the new limit would also ban “committees of continuous existence,” which can be used to funnel outside money into campaigns.

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