Illinois earns D Plus in Integrity Report


Washington, D.C.- Illinois earned a D+ in the State Integrity Investigation by the non-partisan non profit group Center for Public Integrity. The assessment includes categories such as the state budget process, lobbying disclosure, ethics enforcement agencies, and legislative accountability.  Its numerical score of 67 places the state 13th in the country tied with Colorado.  That’s a modest drop from the initial study published in 2012 when the state ranked 11th with a 74.  Low grades are given for avoiding transparency. Such as not fulfilling FOIA requests in a timely matter if at all. As well as obscuring budget details. Also..legislators have lax rules for disclosing income other than from their part time Representative job and no penalties for conflicts of interest. see the full article at 

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