During the news conference to announce the veto Thursday, Quinn
said, "I think we can do better."
The legislation would have
provided the first-ever limits on campaign contributions in
Illinois. But critics say it would have allowed outside interest
groups and political parties to continue pumping big money into
Republican lawmakers and others have called the legislation a
sham bill meant only to look like reform in the wake of the scandal
surrounding former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
After supporting the bill in the spring, Quinn had been signaling
that he might veto it and start over or use his amendatory veto
power to rewrite it and send it back to lawmakers.
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