Committee OKs bill to change Kan. campaign limits

Topeka State Capital Building

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would increase the campaign contribution limits for candidates, including those for statewide offices and legislators.

The changes approved Wednesday by the Ethics and Elections Committee would apply to contributions in primary and general elections. The bill would increase the limit from $2,000 to $3,000 for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and insurance commissioner. State Senate limits would increase from $1,000 to $2,000, while House limits would grow from $500 to $750.

The measure advanced on voice vote, sending the bill to the full Senate for debate.

The committee also increased the limits for gifts that elected officials can receive from $40 to $60 and entertainment from $100 to $150.

Contribution limits for party committees to candidates would also increase.

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