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Paula Basta Releases Ethics Reform Pledge.

February 14th, 2012

PAULA BASTA’S ETHICS REFORM PLAN FOR ILLINOIS

Illinois needs to give control of elections and government back to the people. I pledge to support the following ten measures to take power away from the special interests and give power back to the voters of Illinois.

GIVE CONTROL BACK TO VOTERS

  1. Allow voters to recall any officeholder that is convicted of a crime or found guilty of ethics violations.
  2. When a vacancy occurs, allow voters to fill that vacancy rather than letting party bosses make their own appointment.
  3. Place a fundraising cap on the amount of money that political parties or political leadership can contribute to a campaign.
  4. I oppose the Supreme Court’s recent ruling and support a fundraising cap on how much corporations can contribute to a campaign.
  5. Place a sensible limit on the number of years an officeholder can hold any one office.

CLEAN UP THE CORRUPTION

  1. Require anyone leaving state government to wait one year before they become a lobbyist.
  2. Demand that lobbyists registered in Illinois publicly disclose all expenditures and billing records.
  3. Abolish the General Assembly’s legislative scholarship program, which has been routinely abused by some elected officials to reward their political supporters.
  4. Pass pension reform to prohibit lucrative pension deals by elected officials and state employees.
  5. Prohibit any elected official or employee that has been convicted of corruption involving their position with government from ever holding elected office.

 

 

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