HELENA — A group of Republican lawmakers wants the Legislature to hold a special session in August to consider raising campaign contribution limits to be more in line with those in nearby states — or abolishing them altogether.
The legislators filed their request on Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s Office, just a week before the June 7 primary. The Secretary of State has five days to begin surveying the 150 members of the House and Senate.
Lawmakers also would consider closing a loophole that, in effect, allows political parties to pay the salaries of campaign staffers.
It would cost about $92,000 to reconvene the Legislature for a one-day session, and $44,000 for each additional day.
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