Utahns for Ethical Government (UEG) has applauded Salt Lake County Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Peter Corroon’s invitation for the candidates to voluntarily limit their campaign contributions to no more than $10,000.UEG Chairman Kim Birmingham said his group also applauds Governor Gary Herbert’s willingness to at least consider a joint agreement to that effect.Birmingham said there are also other issues in the UEG Initiative.”For instance, we have said you can’t be both a lobbyist and legislator at the same time. Right now you can and some are. We think that’s a prohibition that ought to take place,” Birmingham said. “There are limits put on how you can use your campaign contributions. You can’t give them to other legislators literally by leadership positions. That doesn’t exist now and we think it ought to. So our initiative covers other areas too, but I would say the campaign contribute issue is the most visible and the one that is the top of the list.”He said Utahns for Ethical Government is a nonpartisan coalition of Republicans, Democrats, Independents and unaffiliated voters who are committed to meaningful legislative ethics reform.
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