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Election reform bill would up campaign donation limit

If passed, bill would be 1st limit increase since 1970s

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin state Assembly is poised to pass an election reform bill that has bipartisan support and would double campaign contribution limits.

The measure up for a vote Wednesday would also allow voters to register online.

The proposal represents a compromise reached between Republicans and Democrats, with more controversial elements dealing with photo identification at the polls removed.

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he hopes to take up that issue in the fall.

The new contribution limits double what any one person can give to candidates for governor, the state's constitutional offices, Supreme Court justice, state senators, Assembly representatives, circuit judges and district attorneys.

The limits would increase based on inflation rates every two years.

It would be the first time contribution limits have gone up since the 1970s.


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