Working to meet the deadline to act on more than 800 bills lawmakers approved this year, Governor Pat Quinn was busy this week approving—and vetoing—the remaining legislation waiting his consideration, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

In his most signification action, Quinn vetoed a campaign finance bill August 27 that had drawn criticism from virtually every major reform organization in Illinois, the media and many lawmakers.

Senator Bivins commended the Governor’s decision, noting that House Bill 7 was a loophole-laden measure, with contribution limits that were too high and broad definitions that would hinder the legislation’s effectiveness. Republicans and reform groups noted that although the measure would have enforced the first limits ever on campaign contributions, the limits were so high that they would have been largely ineffective.

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