A study conducted by good-government groups says dozens of corporations with business before the Legislature may have exceeded the legal limit in 2007 on how much they could legally contribute to candidates.
The campaign filings released today identify companies that appear to have donated more than the $5,000 limit, which applies to a corporation’s total contributions to all candidates.
State election law has a number of loopholes, and many of these companies may not have operated illegally. Over-limit contributions break the law only if they’re done “knowingly or willingly.”
The good government groups also blame the Board of Elections for a lack of oversight.
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