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Council over rules "pay to play" ban veto, again

The law that took effect in January bans anyone who donates $2,000 to a political campaign isn't allowed to bid on contracts for city business.

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 10:30 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne's City Council approved changes to the city's ban on "pay to play."

The law that took effect in January bans anyone who donates $2,000 to a political campaign isn't allowed to bid on contracts for city business.

Councilman John Crawford, who sponsored the original ordinance, said the changes were minor and come from recommendations from the City Attorney.

However, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry vetoed both the original and amended versions.

In a statement, he said this is an improvement, but still feels the ordinance is unconstitutional.

City council over ruled both vetoes.

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