- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City’s Campaign Finance Board has found that a nonprofit linked to Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t violate campaign finance laws.

But the board said in its ruling Wednesday that the Campaign for One New York’s 2014 spending raised serious policy and perception issues.

However, it said there was no evidence the group’s spending was being used for de Blasio’s re-election bid next year.

Board Chairwoman Rose Gill Hearn said the board would continue to monitor the situation and called on the City Council to pass stricter limits on such nonprofits.

A spokesman for the nonprofit and the mayor’s 2017 re-election bid says the group “never engaged in any election campaign activity for any candidate and shut down more than a year and a half before next year’s election.”

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