November 2, 2020 •
No Report from Illinois Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform
A group of nonpartisan organizations concerned with good governance in Illinois issued a statement calling for the immediate release of the Report of the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform.
The Commission was supposed to release the report on March 31.
Citing the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee members requested an extension in April.
However, this request was denied, leaving the completion date for the report open-ended.
In August, a group of Democratic lawmakers proposed a package of ethics reform bills for the General Assembly to take up during the veto session scheduled to begin on November 17.
Later that month House and Senate Republicans issued a demand for meetings of the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform to resume immediately.
No meetings have occurred and no report has been issued as the November 17 veto session approaches.
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