A task force looking at Illinois campaign finance laws is supposed to complete a report in about two months. The topic: a $50,000 limit on contributions from a candidate or party committee to a party committee during a primary election season. “This provision is very specific,” says Joe Seliga, a Chicago lawyer who is a member of the Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force, whose job is to “issue reports with respect to campaign finance law in Illinois.” The group is supposed to be together until 2015.
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“Last year, the task force issued a report with respect to public financing options in Illinois,” he says. “The task force is to continue to review the issue of independent expenditures in Illinois, and the effect of the formation of the so-called ‘super PACs’ as they apply to the limits that have been adopted in the election code. That will be a future report of the task force.”