SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Furthering his efforts to rid state government of corruption and political favoritism, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is backing an effort which would prevent the spouses of General Assembly members from being appointed to compensated roles in state government.
“Lawmakers should not be able to use their position to gain an advantage in awarding their spouse a taxpayer-funded appointment,” Moylan said. “We need to make sure that appointments go to those who are qualified, not these favored because of family connections.”
Moylan has introduced and supported a slew of ethics reforms in the 102nd General Assembly and has expressed that such reforms are a top priority for him. The Moylan-supported House Bill 105 would prohibit any spouse of a General Assembly member from being appointed to a board, commission, authority, task force or any other similar body if such an appointment offers compensation for that role.
“It is extremely unfortunate that Illinois residents have seen so many public officials abuse their offices, so we need to earn back their trust by passing significant ethical reforms and raising the level of oversight and accountability of elected officials in our state,” Moylan said. “We owe it to the residents of Illinois to make sure that their government is truly working on behalf of Illinoisans. We have to make the days of Illinois politicians serving themselves history and strive toward creating an honest, transparent and ethically responsible government.”
For more information about House Bill 105, state issues, other legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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