Legislature to take up campaign finance reform early

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Campaign finance reform will be one of the Legislature’s first tasks in the session that opens today.

Last year Republican Governor Jim Douglas vetoed the campaign finance bill. And lawmakers tried but failed to override the veto in a special session.

Now legislative leaders are rushing to rewrite the bill early in the session so new limits on campaign contributions could be in effect for the election.

Democratic House Speaker Gaye Symington says she wants a new campaign finance bill to be the first bill that the Legislature moves.

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