The limit a donor can give to candidates for office in New York has increased yet again, with the state Board of Elections allowing donors to give up to nearly $70,000 to a candidate for governor over a four-year election cycle.

The changes come as Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed lowered contribution limits for candidates for public office as well as a ban on corporate contributions. He also wants a system of publicly financed political campaigns with a donor matching program.

The state Legislature last month approved a bill that is meant to close a loophole in election law that allows unlimited donations through a web of LLCs.

“Without a fair elections system that encourages small donations from regular donors, New York’s system will just get more tilted toward the very wealthy people and powerful organizations that can afford to make $70,000 donations,” said Blair Horner of NYPIRG. “That’s why hundreds of New Yorkers will come to Albany next Tuesday to call for a campaign finance system that includes matching funds for donations from average New Yorkers.”

Under Cuomo’s proposal, statewide candidates would have donations to their campaigns capped at $10,000 for a primary and $15,000 for the generally election, a decline from the $44,000 limit in a general election contest.

Candidates for the state Senate would have their contributions capped at $5,000 each for the primary and general election, down from the $11,000 general election limit and $7,000 ceiling in a primary.

In the Assembly, candidates there would be limited to $3,000 in both the general and primary election.

Cuomo himself is considered an especially aggressive fundraiser. He spent $35.5 million on his re-election campaign. The entire four-year cycle, Cuomo spent $43.1 million. He has $5 million left in his campaign account.