Tribune analysis: Utah lawmakers spend unlimited amounts in campaign cash — sometimes in violation of state law

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The Salt Lake City Tribune
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“You’ve got to keep in mind that legislators write these laws to give themselves latitude in using campaign funds for a multitude of purposes,” said Austin Graham of the Campaign Legal Center, based in Washington, D.C. “What we see in Utah’s law is pretty standard. There’s got to be some ostensible tie to either the campaign or public office duties, but there’s a lot of flexibility there.”

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