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Maryland Legislature Pushes Campaign Finance Reform

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In Maryland, a legislative panel is pushing for major reforms to the state's campaign finance laws so that voters have more information when they head to the polls.

The Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law is recommending the state's General Assembly close loopholes that have allowed donors to contribute large amounts of money to campaigns through multiple limited-liability companies. Those are hybrid businesses that have certain characteristics of both a corporation and a partnership.

The commission is also recommending the state raise the limits on how much donors can contribute in order to keep pace with inflation. The current limits have been in place since 1991.

Many of the recommendations are set to be discussed during the upcoming 90-day legislative session. 

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