GOP lawmakers seek to stop ‘revolving door,’ pension payouts

RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan was quoted in this article.

Via – The Southern Illinoisan

With increased state and national attention on ethics in politics, a pair of Republican lawmakers filed separate bills this week to add their own reforms to the mix.

One would restrict former lawmakers from quickly becoming lobbyists. The other would eliminate pensions for new lawmakers after 2020. Both, however, are unlikely to make it out of committee.

Introduced by State Rep. Margo McDermed of Mokena, House Bill 879 would ban lawmakers from registering as a lobbyist, or receiving or making payments as a lobbyist, for one year or the remainder of their term — whichever is longer.

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