Judge signs off on deal ending donation cap

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal judge has signed off on an agreement that will result in the state of Wisconsin no longer enforcing a cap on how much people can donate in total to candidates running for office.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman on Thursday signed the settlement agreement reached between the state and donor Fred Young of Racine. The deal, first announced two weeks ago, ended a federal lawsuit and brought the state law in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The nation's high court struck down overall limits on how much individual donors can give to multiple candidates for Congress and political committees.

The Wisconsin law prohibited donors from giving more than $10,000 a year to all candidates. The settlement will result in that law no longer being enforced.


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 260318321 - weau.com/a?a=260318321
Gray Television, Inc.