RFI in the News

WTTW highlights RFI’s elections omnibus statement

WTTW covered the recent elections omnibus bill and spoke to Speaker Welch about a controversial provision that would remove restrictions on contributions from political party committees to candidates during a primary election.

An excerpt from RFI’s recent statement about the omnibus was included in the article:  “Even Mike Madigan didn’t do this,” said Alisa Kaplan, executive director of Reform for Illinois, in a statement. “It’s a step backward that will increase legislative leaders’ power over their members while supercharging the election money arms race and depriving constituents of the chance to be represented by more independent candidates.”

Read the article here.


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