Indiana House OKs limits on political donations-WEB ONLY

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The Indiana House has approved a bill that would prohibit the governor from soliciting or receiving campaign contributions during budget-writing sessions of the General Assembly.

The bill also would prohibit any businesses with state contracts worth more than $50,000 from giving contributions to statewide office holders or candidates. The ban would also apply to executives of those businesses and their family members.

The Democratic-led House approved the bill 54-46 yesterday, mostly along party lines.

Legislators already are prohibited from receiving political contributions during sessions in odd-numbered years, which is when state budgets are drafted.

The bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

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