ATLANTA -- Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles is nearing a decision on whether to push for a state law that would ban campaign contributions from municipal market participants vying for local governmental business, a key aide said yesterday.

Daniel M. Fuchs, Chiles' assistant director of cabinet affairs, said that the proposed bill, which has already been drafted, would extend to all local governments in Florida the administrative rules governing the participation of underwriters, bond lawyers, and financial advisers in state-level bond offerings.

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