It’s been one year since Illinois’ former governor was arrested at his home by federal agents, and Governor Pat Quinn used the opportunity to sign legislation that targets campaign finance abuses, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

On December 9, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill 1466, which he said advances “groundbreaking” campaign finance reform. The new law imposes Illinois’ first-ever contribution limits on individuals, businesses and special-interest groups. There are concerns, however, that political leaders’ donations will only be limited during primary elections, allowing for unlimited spending during the general election.

Senator Bivins says he supports the contribution limits, and the more stringent transparency and disclosure measures in the bill, but thinks the measure could be more effective if contribution limits for legislative leaders were capped during the General Election." />

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