SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Pledging to fight for increased transparency and openness in state government, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, was selected as chairperson of the House Government Transparency Committee. In addition, she will continue her role as vice chairperson of a key budget committee during the coming legislative session.
“When I speak to residents in my district, the common message I hear is that government is broken and that too many in power are looking out for themselves, not for us,” Kifowit said. “My goal as chairperson of the new Government Transparency Committee is to begin repairing this relationship by holding elected officials accountable.”
Throughout her time in the Legislature, Kifowit has fought for increased transparency in state government. Kifowit is also serving her second term as vice chairperson of the Appropriations-General Services Committee. She will continue pushing for fiscal responsibility in the state budget, while also protecting essential services for disabled residents, seniors and veterans.
Kifowit was also appointed to other important committees including Appropriations-Higher Education Committee, Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee, Insurance: Health and Life Committee, and the Mental Health Committee.
“I look forward to serving on committees that deal with a variety of important issues that affect everyday individuals,” Kifowit said. “I am focused on ensuring the voices of my residents are heard in Springfield and I will continue to advocate for a responsible state budget, economic reforms to help small businesses, and greater mental health funding for our veterans and families.”
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