How can we restore confidence in state government?

The culture of corruption plaguing the state of Illinois has eroded the confidence of our residents. As we head into the final weeks of the legislative session, we need to make ethics reform a priority and take the steps necessary to weed out the underlying causes of corruption in our state by:

  • Allowing for greater transparency in the budget-making and lawmaking processes.  
  • Changing the “Rules” that gives a handful of lawmakers the power to decide which bills get a public hearing, including ethics bills, and which do not see the light of day.
  • Enacting stronger laws that prohibit lawmakers from serving as lobbyists, grants greater authority to the Legislative Inspector General and enacts Fair Maps to let voters select their elected officials.

We’d like to hear from you. Should Ethics reform be a priority? How can we restore your confidence in state government? Please take our survey to let us know what you think about the need for ethics reform in Illinois.