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RFI ED weighs in on BGA’s “Milking Medicaid” investigation

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan spoke with the Better Government Association’s David Jackson about conflicts of interest and the revolving door for insurance executives at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), which oversees Medicaid. “When the relationships between…

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RFI Executive Director talks fundraising without Madigan

Reform for Illinois’ Executive Director, Alisa Kaplan, spoke with the Center for Illinois Politics’ Daniel Vock about House Democrats starting to “stand on their own two feet” without Madigan controlling the party’s fundraising efforts.  Read the article here.  

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RFI in Action: Ethics and Equity Property Tax Town Hall

The recent revelation that an FBI sting caught a Cook County Board of Review employee counting thousands of dollars in alleged bribes in his car, saying he was going to “split [the cash] up between everybody” is a cinematic example…

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Tribune: RFI weighs in on ethics bill failure

Reform for Illinois’ Executive Director, Alisa Kaplan, spoke with the Chicago Tribune’s Dan Petrella about the fate of SB539, which failed to muster the necessary votes to accept Governor Pritzker’s amendatory veto in the Illinois House.  “The narrative about the…

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Governor Pritzker issues amendatory veto on ethics bill

Greg Bishop of The Center Square outlined the path forward for the General Assembly’s ethics bill after Governor Pritzker’s amendatory veto. Reform For Illinois’ Executive Director, Alisa Kaplan, was quoted as saying that the revolving door provision has a loophole…

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