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Springfield takes up campaign finance reform, injects confusion over PACs

Illinois lawmakers will get to work this week on a bill they say would add more transparency to state campaign finance laws that apply to Political Action Committees--and perhaps to clean up some of its convoluted language. The House Elections and Campaign Finance Reform Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 16, to try to move SB3722 along in the lower chamber. It has already cleared the Senate and has seen one reading in the House.
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What's up this week: State lawmakers tackle sex trafficking; indicted state pol heads back to work; speed cameras and trust funds

United States / Chicago : Chicago Muckrakers (2 years ago)

Here's a preview of what's on the political agenda this week: The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield on April 17. The Chicago Reporter will be watching out for a few things: The Senate's Criminal Law Committee, slated ... Read Post

New Illinois Taxi Industry PAC Flexes Muscle in Uber Battle

United States / Chicago : Huffington Post: Chicago Blog (4 hours ago)

The new Illinois taxi industry PAC has opened its wallet. The Chicago-based Illinois Transportation Trade Association, a trade group representing the taxicab industry, formed its political action committee at the end of May with a p... Read Post

House committee blows giant loophole through campaign finance reform bill

United States / Chicago : Chicago Muckrakers (2 years ago)

A state bill, once ostensibly aimed at adding more transparency to campaign finance rules and political action committees, now has language in it that could allow limitless amounts of money to be pumped into statewide and local elec... Read Post


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