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.

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