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Ethics Task Force Releases Report

A task force appointed by Mayor Nutter to review the city's ethics and campaign finance laws released their final report today. The 91-page screed offers recommendations on lobbying, campaign finance and political contributions.

At the press conference to announce the report, Nutter was asked about one specific recommendation in the report -- that city campaign contribution limits should be applied to an election cycle, instead of the current calendar year format. The report argues that the calender year system helps incumbents, who can start raising money right after they win office.

Nutter, who has $1.4 million in his campaign chest, would not make a commitment on that recommendation.

You can read the full report here.