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|Quinn to Sign Ethics Law
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn will mark the one-year anniversary of Rod Blagojevich's arrest by signing into law Illinois' first-ever campaign contribution limits.
Quinn will sign the bill Wednesday.
The reforms were inspired by the scandal surrounding Blagojevich, who was arrested last Dec. 9 on federal corruption charges and later removed from office by lawmakers. He has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go on trial this summer.
The measure would limit how much money people, interest groups and political action committees can give to candidates.
But it also has a loophole that has made some people unhappy. It would only cap what political parties and legislative leaders can give to candidates in primaries and not in general elections.
Some observers say that can make candidates too beholden to political bosses.
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|12 08 09 by Newsroom
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