The Ethics Commission will hear as part of their hearing on campaign contribution limits a proposal to publicly finance political campaigns.

The proposal was created by Common Cause and Neighborhoods for Clean Elections. Political science faculty from local universities, political ethicist Robert Stern and local campaign consultants are also expected to testify.

The workshop will be part of the commission’s ongoing hearings on campaign finance reform, in which the panel is also considering raising the maximum amount of money an individual can give to a candidate’s campaign. Currently, an individual can give $270 in a City Council race and $320 for candidates for mayor or city attorney.

The hearing takes place at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the council chambers.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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