Arizona committee kisses the hands that feed legislators

Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 6.13.33 AMBy Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times

For the second time in two years, state lawmakers are voting to increase the amount of money they can take from private donors.

Legislation approved Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee would let individuals and political action committee give up to $5,000 every election to any candidate for statewide or legislative office. That is $1,000 more than now.

More to the point, the maximum anyone could give a statewide candidate two years ago was just $912. And legislative hopefuls were limited to just $440.


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