Wisconsin lawmakers propose bill that would require presidential candidates to pay their bills

Published: Jan. 13, 2020 at 3:24 PM CST
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Two Wisconsin lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require presidential candidates to pay their bills.

On Monday, State Senator Jeff Smith (D – Brunswick) and State Rep. Amanda Stuck (D – Appleton) introduced The Recovery of Unsettled Municipal Payments Act.

The bill would prohibit a presidential or vice presidential campaign with outstanding bills from getting a permit for an event in Wisconsin – until all debts are paid.

The bill would also allow municipalities to charge campaigns in advance for costs related to police and sanitation services, according to a release from the lawmakers.

This comes after Eau Claire and Green Bay, among other Wisconsin cities, have accumulated large bills from candidates in the 2016 election. The lawmakers say President Donald J. Trump now has the largest debt to the two cities.

According to Senator Jeff Smith in the release:

According to State Rep. Amanda Stuck:

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