Posts tagged "campaign finance reform"

Race, poverty and politics: Supreme Court rules on health care; cabbies plan strike; city passes pot law; Emanuel introduces new gun ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the majority of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law Thursday. Five of the nine justices ruled that key provisions, such as the individual mandate were constitutional. But it threw out a provision that would have withheld federal funds from states that elected not to expand their Medicaid programs. Check... Read more »

House committee blows giant loophole through campaign finance reform bill

House committee blows giant loophole through campaign finance reform bill
A state bill, once ostensibly aimed at adding more transparency to campaign finance rules and political action committees, now has language in it that could allow limitless amounts of money to be pumped into statewide and local elections. On Tuesday, The Chicago Reporter reported that SB3722 was headed to a House committee where lawmakers were... Read more »

Springfield takes up campaign finance reform, injects confusion over PACs

Springfield takes up campaign finance reform, injects confusion over PACs
Illinois lawmakers will get to work this week on a bill they say would add more transparency to state campaign finance laws that apply to Political Action Committees–and perhaps to clean up some of its convoluted language. The House Elections and Campaign Finance Reform Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 16, to try to move... Read more »
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