Salt Lake City passes campaign finance reform

December 9, 2015
Christopher Smart

In its last meeting of the year, the Salt Lake City Council followed through on its campaign-finance reform pledge by slashing contribution limits.

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the council cut maximum contributions to a mayoral candidate from $7,500 to $3,500. It also reduced maximum donations to council candidates from $1,500 to $750. Those limits apply to individuals, as well as corporations, non-profits and unions.

The caps apply only to Salt Lake City. Utah state law contains no limits on campaign contributions.

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