SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican lawmakers said Monday “it’s time to get back to work” on ethics reform.
The joint commission on ethics and lobbying reform hasn’t met since March 5 and G.O.P. members said they haven’t heard details about resuming meetings. State representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) added they want to resume meeting immediately, whether in-person or virtually.
House and Senate Republicans said they’re considering banning legislators from paid lobbying work with local governments and requiring more disclosure regarding outside income and potential conflicts of interest among other reforms.
The Democratic co-chairs of the commission said the group will meet in the coming weeks to submit a final report.