The two pieces of ethics reform legislation introduced by Illinois Democrats and passed by a majority of the House and Senate garnered split support among Republicans.
On its face, ethics reform sounds like a good plan - and it is. But the reason many Republican lawmakers are in opposition to these enactments is because they do not sufficiently address the situation and, in fact, are simply posturing by those who support them. Based on the text of these two pieces of legislation - SB1639 and HJR93 - there is no real reform being presented. Sure, they sound good, but what do they actually accomplish?
West Frankfort, IL – Tim Arview is announcing today his intentions to run for State Representative in the 117th District because he says career politicians keep raising taxes and driving jobs and opportunities out of Illinois.