(AP) -- The sponsor of a bill that would require elected officials to disclose
more information about their financial interests is optimistic it'll pass
because he thinks Illinois
residents want ethics reform.
But Sen. Dan Kotowski said at a news conference Thursday there could be
resistance from some colleagues. And there are only a few days remaining in the
current legislative session.
The Park Ridge Democrat said that if the legislation doesn't pass in the
next few weeks he will try again next session.
Kotowski partnered with Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon on the proposal. It would
create a new financial disclosure form for elected officials, candidates and
high-ranking government employees.
They say the current forms haven't changed in 40 years and are