“Beyond redistricting reform, there long has been a need to revamp the annual statements of economic interest that are required for lawmakers and government employees. It’s time for Illinois to rise from the pack and lead. The annual statements of economic interest lawmakers must file have been vague and wanting for decades,” said CHANGE Illinois Executive Director Madeleine Doubek in her testimony to the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reforms.
CHANGE Illinois’ full testimony and recommendations are available below. The Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform next meeting is on February 5th at the Illinois State Capitol. For updates on the time and location or to live stream the next hearing, visit the Illinois General Assembly’s website.20.1.30-Illinois-Governmental-Ethics-Act-testimony_Joint-Ethics-Commission