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Quinn Cancels Blagojevich Ethics Measure

Gov. Pat Quinn says he canceled his predecessor's sweeping ban on campaign contributions from companies doing business with the state partly because it raised constitutional questions.

He also says then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ban aimed to undercut ethics reform _ not advance it.

Quinn's action last week keeps reforms lawmakers approved barring constitutional officers from pay-to-play politics. But it blocks Blagojevich's order including state lawmakers in the ban.

Legislators scoffed at Blagojevich's claim his measure was more comprehensive.

Quinn echoed that Tuesday. He says he doesn't want what he calls "that kind of monkey business'' to seep into Illinois law.

He's also says a flood of new recommendations will address similar ethical issues.

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