Fundraising may see tighter limit

Donations during session criticized

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January 23, 2008|By Timothy B. Wheeler and Laura Smitherman | Timothy B. Wheeler and Laura Smitherman,Sun reporters

Legislative leaders, embarrassed by reports of lawmakers raking in a half-million dollars in contributions during last fall's special session, said yesterday they would push to close any remaining loopholes in the law forbidding fundraising whenever the General Assembly is meeting.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller reminded senators during the morning's brief legislative meeting that they should not be depositing any campaign checks during the 90-day legislative session that began Jan. 9 - even if the funds were raised before the session started.

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