Pritzker “Oops” Results in Withdrawal of Steve Andersson Appointment to Ethics Commission

The enabling Act says that no one may serve who has been a lobbyist during the last five years.

Former State Rep. Steve Andersson did not meet that rquirement, having lobbyed since leaving office.

In his stead, Governor JB Pritzker appointed former Senate GOP Leader Christine Rodogno, as can be seen in the press release below:

JOINT COMMISSION ON ETHICS AND LOBBYING REFORM

Christine Radogno will serve on the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform. Radogno is the former Senate Minority Leader, the first female leader of a political party in the Illinois Legislature. She served as a Republican member of the Illinois Senate, representing a Legislative District in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties from 1997 to 2017. She also serves as a co-chair of the Governor’s Pension Consolidation Feasibility Task Force. Prior to serving in the state senate, Radogno served for eight years as a Village Trustee in LaGrange. Radogno received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in social work from Loyola University in Chicago. She was employed in the field of mental health before entering politics.


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Pritzker “Oops” Results in Withdrawal of Steve Andersson Appointment to Ethics Commission — 10 Comments

  1. LMFAO.

    You can’t make this SH*t UP

    🤠🤠🤠🤠🤠🤠🤠

  2. Ha,ha Tax Raiser Anderson booted by his Madigan Pritzker buddies!

  3. Just another Fup by our famous D.Azs here in fibland…

    oh yeah don’t you wanna just stay here….

    with these illiterate pension mongers…

    P.R. I agree you can’t make this stuff up…

    this is way better then reality TV

  4. Was the Andersson appointment a quid pro quo for siding with the dems and voting to raise taxes?

    Thanks to the impeachment waste of time, even the unwashed liberals now know what quid pro quo means…

    You would think they would have vetted Mr. Andersson before inserting their foot in their mouths.

  5. I don’t believe the ethics commissioners get paid, except maybe for expenses.

  6. There are plenty of “perks” that go with that appointment.

    It’s simply smarmy.

  7. Mr. Revere, you give the Dems, and “Hit the road Jack,” too much credit, they act, and then only react if they need to!

    Their only goal is to stay in power.

    Look at our Chairman, his only goal is to consolidate absolute power under his ultimate authority.

    Eliminate the Auditor position to make it an appointed Inspector General position, reporting to him, yes technically it will report to the administrator but that is ultimately to him.

    Eliminate the Corner, to make it appointed.

    Eliminate the ROE, to make it appointed!

    And then he appoints his YES people to all the Ad-Hoc Committees and silences opposition to his ideas.

    It’s all about “Hit the Road Jack”!

    “Hit the Road Jack,” supports Acosta because even as the total embarrassment he is to the Board and himself, the chair will let him stay on maintaining a guaranteed vote for the chair on the board.

    Sad but true.

  8. Illinois Board, Commission, Task Force and Council List

    The Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform is 1 of 312 listed boards, commissions, task forces, and councils on this State of Illinois website.

    https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/bac/SitePages/AppointmentsListing.aspx

    appointments.illinois.gov

    +++++++++++

    There is already an Executive Ethics Commission.

    +++++++++++

    “The Executive Ethics Commission shall have jurisdiction over all officers and employees of the state agencies other than the General Assembly, the Senate Operations Commission, the Legislative support services agencies, and the Office of the Auditor General.”

    +++++++++++

    “The Joint Commission shall have the following duties, to:

    (1) Review the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, the Lobbyist Registration Act, the Public Officers Prohibited Activities Act, and Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code;

    (2) Review best practices concerning governmental ethics from local governments and other states;

    (3) Seek input from experts and the general public concerning proposals to improve governmental ethics; and

    (4) Make recommendations for changes to the

    State Officials and Employees Ethics Act,

    the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act,

    the Lobbyist Registration Act,

    the Public Officers Prohibited Activities Act, and

    Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code

    to improve public trust in government.”

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