Jan 19, 2012 5:49 AM by Kate Richards
DENVER (AP) - High-dollar school board elections in Colorado have gotten the attention of state lawmakers, who are looking at campaign contribution limits.
A bill up for debate in a House committee Thursday sets a new $500 contribution limit for candidates running as school board directors or for directors of Denver's regional bus system. Political committees could give only $5,000 in those races.
The contribution limits come after some six-figure school board campaigns in the Denver area last fall. The pricey and divisive campaigns highlighted loopholes in state campaign finance law. Many other political offices have contribution limits.
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