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State representative proposes increase to PAC contribution limits in Montana

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HELENA, Montana — A Great Falls representative is proposing that candidates for the Montana Legislature be allowed to receive more money from political action committees.

Republican Rep. Steve Fitzpatrick introduced House Bill 502 in the House State Administration Committee Friday.

The bill would increase the amount that state Senate candidates can receive from PACs from $2,150 to $5,500, and the amount that House candidates can receive from $1,300 to $3,300.

Fitzpatrick said the caps need to be raised to reflect the increasing cost of running for office.

Mary Baker, program supervisor for the commissioner of political practices, said a built-in inflation factor adequately adjusts the cap every year.

Two bills were proposed last session to abolish the limits entirely. One was vetoed by the governor and one failed in the House of Representatives.

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