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Quinn: Reform Commission Doesn't Go Far Enough

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is praising the recommendations from his Illinois Reform Commission but says the panel left out some good ideas.

Quinn said Tuesday he wants voters to have the power to recall corrupt officials. That's something the reform commission did not support.

The commission suggests public financing of judicial elections. Quinn says Illinois should consider using public money to pay for other races, too.

The Chicago Democrat also says voters should be able to hold referendums on key ethics issues, so that lawmakers aren't the only ones making decisions.

Quinn says that after the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Illinois faces a "moment of truth" on cleaning up state government.