PODCAST: The Roadblock to Illinois’ Ethics Reform

State Representatives Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) and Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) recorded a podcast discussing the urgent need for ethics reform in Illinois–and how it is intricately tied to all other issues facing our state. Below is an excerpt from Rep. Ugaste:

“We are driving ourselves into the ground with corruption,” said Ugaste. “Refusing to address this corruption is a refusal to address issues in the budget and pension. The people in power want to stay in power to benefit themselves, and that’s a problem. Until we address this, we won’t get anywhere in this state and we will continue to lose businesses and we will continue to lose population. We can’t wait any longer.”

Listen to the full podcast here.