Government Ethics

In 2020, Reform for Illinois has been participating in the hearings of the Illinois Legislature’s Joint Commission on Government Ethics and Lobbying Reform. Read our testimony below. 

Read RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan’s January 15, 2020 testimony about reforming Illinois’ lobbying industry here.

Read RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan’s January 30, 2020 testimony about reforming conflict of interest disclosure and enforcement here.

Read RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan’s February 6, 2020 testimony about reforming the Legislative Inspector General’s office and the Legislative Ethics Commission here.

Reform for Illinois has been fighting for ethics reform in Illinois for more than two decades. With corruption scandals mounting around the state, it has never been more important to enact meaningful reforms that strengthen oversight and ensure that public officials put their constituents first.

In 2019, we submitted SB 1426, sponsored by state Senator Melinda Bush. This bill aimed to enhance the Legislative Inspector General’s ability to conduct independent, transparent ethics investigations involving the legislature by:

Reform for Illinois also supports:

For more information on our recent legislation, see our Legislative Initiatives page.

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