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Illinois is trying to clean up the campaign process. A task force has been commissioned to establish a public finance system for political candidates, but Todd Miasch with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says that may not be a good idea.

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Maish says the first draft of the task force report presents a biased view on why public financing should be implemented. Proponents of the new campaign funding process say it will restore confidence in government and increase voter turnout. Maisch says it could be quote offensive to voters to have the government choose which candidates to fund in election.

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Officials are looking to implement a public funding system for political candidates, but Todd Maisch says that gives government too much control.

 
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