Tuesday, October 28, 2003
A legislative committee in Wyoming voted 9-3 yesterday against a proposal to double the limits on what large donors can give to politicians from $1000 to $2000. The proposal was similar to the so-called reform contained in the federal McCain-Feingold bill. The Wyoming proposal would also have allowed for direct contributions from corporations and labor unions, a practise that is currently banned. A story from the Casper Star Tribune is availabe here. Minutes from the committee session are not yet on the web, but they should soon be posted here. Senator Katheryn Sessions, who is quoted in the article as speaking out against the increase, can be reached here.