Government Ethics

On January 15, 2020, RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan testified about a set of RFI recommendations aimed at cleaning up Illinois’ lobbying industry before the ILGA Joint Commission on Government Ethics and Lobbying Reform. Read her testimony below, or access a bigger font, printable version here

Reform for Illinois' Testimony on Lobbying Reform


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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