Recent indictments underscore need for anti-corruption reform

In a time when several Illinois Democrat legislators are making headlines for corruption charges, Illinois Senate Republicans have introduced legislation to hold elected officials accountable.

Measures include:

• Prohibiting legislators from lobbying other branches or units of government for compensation.

• Implement a revolving door prohibition that would make legislators wait one year, or until the end of their elected term to register as a lobbyist.

• Prohibiting the use of campaign funds once a legislator leaves office if lobbying or appointed to a position confirmed by the Senate.

• Updating the Statement of Economic Interest to require enhanced disclosure of potential conflicts of interest.

Ahead of veto session, Senate Republicans urge Democrats to take action on these measures.

If you agree, sign my petition (below) calling on anti-corruption reform.