Judge Hears Campaign Finance Lawsuit

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Tuesday, March 06 2007 Mar 6, 2007 Tuesday, March 06, 2007 3:57:07 PM CST March 06, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - A judge considers whether legislators violated procedural restrictions in passing a law that removes campaign contribution limits. A Cole County judge heard arguments in the case Tuesday but did not rule. He asked attorneys to submit more papers within a week. The lawsuit seeks to toss out a law passed last year lifting individual contribution limits and making other changes to campaign finance laws. The legal challenge points to Missouri constitutional requirements that a bill have a clear title and prohibiting lawmakers from changing a bill's original purpose. Those requirements were the focus of Tuesday's hearing. The judge already temporarily blocked a provision barring elected officials and candidates from raising money during the legislative session.

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