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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 (3 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

Illinois' Pension Reform Law Is Scheduled to Take Effect June 1... But Will It?

United States / Chicago : Huffington Post: Chicago Blog (6 months ago)

A coalition of Illinois public-employee unions has filed a lawsuit to prevent the state's new pension reform law from going into effect as scheduled on June 1. After the bill was passed by Springfield and signed into law by Gov. Pat... Read Post

House committee blows giant loophole through campaign finance reform bill

United States / Chicago : Chicago Muckrakers (3 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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