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Continued Call for New Lawmaker Watchdogs

ICPR’s Government & Politics Reporter was quoted in this article

Via – Alton Daily News

“Even with new laws in place aimed at protecting those in Illinois government from harassment, a growing number of advocates say more needs to be done.

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the most recent legislation from lawmakers designed to curb bad actors among themselves and their employees. The newest law adds more requirements for reporting harassment under the dome. It also requires new safeguards for campaign workers.

Eric Bradach with the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform agrees that more must be done, saying the Legislative Ethics Commission, an eight-lawmaker panel that oversees ethics complaints against lawmakers, should not be staffed by their colleagues.”

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