New Jersey could impose more stringent campaign contribution guidelines for law firms if legislators take up Gov. Jon Corzine's ethics reform initiatives.

The Democratic governor, who is up for re-election next year, yesterday signed three executive orders to close loopholes in the state's pay-to-play bans and create a task force to evaluate ways to improve local government ethics and strengthen enforcement and compliance. In addition, Corzine announced initiatives that will require legislation, including further restrictions on political contributions made by certain lawyers.

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