Murphy Reacts to State of the State, Gov. Must Act on Ethics Reform

Today, Governor JB Pritzker gave his State of the State address to a joint session of the 101st General Assembly. State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) released the following statement in response:

“Illinois still needs significant reforms to address not only our fiscal issues, but the culture of corruption that has plagued government at all levels. This can only happen when we work together. The desperately needed, job creating reforms that happened last year are the proof that this works.

“If the Governor is serious about using this same bipartisan mentality to address corruption, then we must hold him to his commitment to embrace Republican reform ideas that he mentioned today. As I’ve said before, whether it’s my common-sense HB 818 to end legislator pay loopholes, or some other bill, I stand ready to work together to get long-overdue ethics reform done. There cannot be anymore weak, limited action this spring.”