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Town Removes Cap on Campaign Contributions

Town Removes Cap on Campaign Contributions

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) -- The town of Eagle Mountain has trashed a cap on political campaign contributions that was among the most restrictive in the state.

Utah's elections director says Eagle Mountain was one of only three cities she knew of that capped contributions at the local level.

However, Eagle Mountain's cap was a mere 500 dollars -- compared with limits in the thousands in Salt Lake City and Alta.

City Councilman Mark Madsen says he supported getting rid of the cap because it limits free speech and closes off government.

The city's next municipal election is more than 10 months away.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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