Here's the news release being sent around to reporters:
Agreement Reached on Pay-to-Play Ban
CHICAGO – State Representative John Fritchey (D-Chicago), State Comptroller Dan Hynes, State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), Cindi Canary, Director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, and other legislators will announce the agreement on legislation that will prohibit state contractors from contributing money to elected officials in charge of awarding or overseeing state contracts. The legislation has been stalled in the General Assembly for three years.
DATE: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: State Capitol Press Room
“This is an historic opportunity for us to finally sever the ties between campaign contributions and doing business with the state,” stated Representative Fritchey. “Now more than ever, the people of Illinois deserve to know that state contracts are being awarded based upon merit and not upon the size of a bidder’s campaign contributions.”