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Prohibition against spouse payment nothing new

Monday, February 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

On Friday, after our story about Bill Aleshire’s criminal complaint against City Council Member Don Zimmerman ran, Aleshire sent an email to attorney Stephen Casey clearing up one point. The law prohibiting a candidate from paying his or her spouse for campaign work is not new, as Zimmerman suspected might be the case. “Based on my quick look at the statutory history, the best I can see, that prohibition has been in the election code since at least January 1, 1992,” wrote Aleshire.

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