Campaign Contribution Limits
Some cities place limits on the contributions that can be made to candidates for city elected offices. These limits represent a restraint on freedom of speech and the individual liberty of donors. Moreover, the state places no such limits on state campaigns, leaving these few cities as the only places in the state where donor freedom is restrained. For this metric, each city received a binary score reflecting whether or not they have municipal campaign contribution limits. These scores are then converted into statistical z-scores and count for 10% of the overall category score.
To see a specific city's laws for this metric, click on its name in the right column, then find the = Campaign Contribution Limits ?> row in the table below the Individual Liberty category.