A candidate for governor has a proposal that he says will clean up Illinois politics. Democrat William Daley (pictured) says campaign contributions should be banned during the legislative session. He says fund-raisers influence lawmakers. “The legislators and the statewide elected officials should be looking at these issues not based upon what fund-raising they’re running to that night and who’s giving them money, but what’s the best interest of the state,” he said.
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As it is, the law bans contributions only on days the legislature is in session, and only in Sangamon County. The Daley proposal would apply from the start of a session until the end, at all locations in Illinois.  An exception would be made for periods that are close to an election.
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