MAY 10, 2021
Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday pointed to his energy overhaul as evidence of his effort to address ethics reform.
When Gov. JB Pritzker outlined his vision for Illinois and issues for lawmakers to address in his State of the State speech in February, he stressed the importance of taking action on ethics reform, energy legislation and addressing so-called “corporate loopholes.”
While there have been signs of movement on his proposed tax change and energy legislation — the governor introduced a 915-page energy overhaul proposal (SB 2896/HB 4074) last week that a House committee will consider on Tuesday — Pritzker has been less involved in ethics legislation. The governor demurred last week when asked if he would champion an ethics bill, pointing instead to ethics guardrails “embedded” in his energy legislation.
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