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Illinois’ Legislative Conflicts Law Could be Better, Official Says

Executive Director Sarah Brune was quoted in this article.

Via – The State Journal Register

“In 2015, the Center for Public Integrity ranked states on the level of their public integrity.

Overall, Illinois scored a D+, which wasn’t all that bad since the highest ranked state only earned a C.

However, Illinois got a middle-of-the-road mark for how it deals with lawmakers voting on legislation on which they may have a conflict of interest. A state received a top score if it had a law on the books that “requires state legislators to recuse themselves from any action that could confer a financial benefit to them or their immediate family, such as participating or voting in hearings, committees or on the floor.”

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