SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –Elected officials would be prohibited from hiring themselves for a second taxpayer-funded position in the same unit of local government under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago.
“Holding elected officials at every level accountable is critical to ensuring government’s trustworthiness and transparency to taxpayers who help fund, and benefit from, government services,” said Andrade. “This bill would put an end to one way elected officials waste taxpayer money by ending the practice of “double dipping.”
Andrade’s House Bill 3501 prohibits elected and appointed officials in local government, such as city clerks, from hiring themselves for a position that they would oversee. The bill also offers an alternative through which an elected official must go through a scrutinized process to be employed or appointed to a second government position via an ordinance or resolution.
“This legislation brings us closer to a much needed good government reform that prevents limited taxpayer dollars from being pocketed by greedy politicians,” said Andrade. “Our resources should be used to deliver efficient and effective government services, not to enrich politicians.”
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