Questions raised about the Pritzker staff salary controversy
RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan was quoted in this post.
Via – Capitol Fax
While the disclosure adheres to a measure of transparency not seen in recent years, it also invited immediate criticism from government watchdog groups who raised a host of questions about a dangerous precedent they say could lead to greater risk of corruption, and the appearance of misplaced loyalties.
“If the law allows this, what’s to say the law doesn’t allow a different LLC — whose donors we’re not familiar with — to supplement the salaries of state employees,” asked Alisa Kaplan, the Policy Director at Reform for Illinois, a group that shines a spotlight on campaign finance and ethics in government.
“Do we want a system where companies or individuals can pay state employees on the side,” she asked.