MURPHYSBORO – State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) is joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers calling on Governor JB Pritzker to call lawmakers back into a special legislative session in Springfield to address ethics reform.
Illinois State Representatives Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville), Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst), and Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) held a video press conference on Tuesday to demand Governor JB Pritzker call the General Assembly into special session to pass badly needed ethics reforms. The calls for reform came on the heels of news that House Speaker Michael Madigan is implicated in a deferred prosecution agreement unveiled Friday.
“I have been sounding the alarm on Madigan’s corrupt ways for 5 years,” Bryant said. “Since we know Madigan won’t call the legislature back to deal with corruption reforms, we are demanding the governor call legislators back in to session to pass critical reforms to our ethics laws. The people of Illinois deserve a government they can believe in, and that is not what we have right now.”
ComEd Company has admitted to hiring Madigan’s political allies to curry favor with the Speaker in order to pass sweeping energy rate legislation to improve the company’s profitability.
House Republicans have released an online petition demanding that Governor Pritzker call a special session so Illinoisans can have real ethics reforms at https://www.ilhousegop.org/ethics.