Publication Date: October 2009
Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Megan Moore
Research Area: Politics
Keywords: reform; politics; campaign finance; madigan
Illinois is one of only six states with no restrictions on campaign contributions to candidates. The state is now inching closer to campaign-finance reform. Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, a Democrat, proposed a bill that limits contributions from individuals, corporations, labor unions and political action committees-but allows unlimited contributions from political parties and legislative caucuses.