SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As a part of his continued efforts to increase accountability among public officials and pass commonsense ethics reforms, state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, recently passed legislation to increase transparency in lobbying practices.

“Illinoisans deserve a government they can put their faith in to make the tough decisions to get our state back on the right track,” said Reitz. “I said enough is enough to Illinois’ notorious reputation for corruption in government, and took action to pass comprehensive measures that will hold public officials accountable to the folks they represent.”

Reitz sponsored Senate Bill 1639, legislation to reform state government ethics and lobbying practices by ensuring increased transparency of outside income, assets, significant debts, gifts and relationships to lobbyists. Reitz’s measure, which was recently signed into law, also requires lobbyists to disclose each unit of government they are registered to lobby, and all elected or appointed positions they hold.

“Lawmakers’ focus should be on lifting up middle-class families and moving Illinois forward, not schemes and under-the-table deals to get themselves rich,” continued Reitz. “I will continue to work to put an end to corruption in government and passing reforms to give Southern Illinoisans a government that they can trust to make the right decisions for them.”

For more information, contact Rep. Reitz’s constituent service office at 618-282-7284 or RepNReitz@gmail.com.

Rep. Nathan ReitzRep. Nathan Reitz

116th District

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