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Illinois Republicans want ethics reform in fall veto session

Illinois Republicans want ethics reform in fall veto session

Illinois House Republicans are proposing a series of ethics reforms they’d like to see passed next week.

House GOP Leader Jim Durkin says they have a package of five bills that will address many of the problems that have come to light lately.

“We are here because we believe that there is a crisis of confidence which is at a new all-time low.  We don’t have to wait until next spring.  There are investigations of mammoth proportion that is going on at all levels of government in Illinois.”

The Legislation requires special elections for vacancies in the General Assembly, bans lawmakers and their families from doing paid lobbying work, local government and more.  Durkin is calling on colleagues to approve the measures during the remainder of the Fall Veto Session next week.