Eliminating the Culture of Corruption in Illinois

Illinois House Republicans are calling on the Democratic supermajority to join our efforts in eliminating the culture of corruption plaguing the state of Illinois, and to make ethics reform a priority as we head into the final weeks of session.

The legislature needs to take bold steps to weed out the underlying causes of corruption in state government by:

  • Allowing for greater transparency in the budget-making and lawmaking processes.  
  • Changing the “Rules” set up by Mike Madigan (and that are still used today) that gives a handful of lawmakers the power to decide which bills get a hearing, including ethics bills.
  • Enacting stronger laws that prohibit lawmakers from serving as lobbyists, grant greater authority to the Legislative Inspector General, and enact Fair Maps to let voters select their elected officials.

We’d like to hear from you. Should ethics reform be a priority? How can we restore your confidence in state government? Please take our survey to let us know what you think about the need for ethics reform in Illinois.