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Pennsylvania: Philadelphia appeals ruling on campaign finance law

The Philadelphia Daily News reports: Mayor Street has decided to fight in court to uphold contribution limits on candidates for mayor and City Council, meaning the restrictions that had been imposed will remain in effect for now. ...

Common Pleas Court Judge Allan Tereshko earlier this month tossed out the city's campaign-finance law, saying that only the state had the authority to regulate campaign contributions.

The city's filing of a notice of appeal yesterday imposes an automatic stay on Tereshko's order, which means the limits will remain in effect until the issue is resolved by appellate courts.

State law imposes no limit on campaign contributions, and past mayoral elections have seen contributions of $50,000 and higher. -- Philadelphia Daily News | 12/27/2006 | Campaign $ limits in effect as city appeals ruling

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