In the wake of scandals related to Rod Blagojevich's time as governor of Illinois, that state has passed campaign finance laws meant to reduce the possibility that history will be repeated. Illinois' new campaign finance law creates contribution limits applicable to individuals, PACs and interest groups. The law also creates certain campaign disclosure requirements. The law, however, contains a provision that could undermine the goal of reducing the influence of money over politics. There is no limit to what political parties and legislative leaders can give to candidates in the general election. Click here for more from the Herald News.
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