SB 3722, which would lift contribution limits in races where SuperPACs are especially active, wassent to Gov. Quinn yesterday. ICPR opposed the bill in the legislature because it removes tools to fight corruption in precisely those races where special interests are most involved. We had urged the legislature to directly address the risks of corruption from giving to SuperPACs.
It was less than three years ago that Illinois lawmakers passed campaign finance reform that supporters called historic and groundbreaking. It took lawmakers two tries — Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed the first bill — before they kind of got it right.