David Morrison http://wuis.org en IBHE Leader "Abused Public Resources," Got $48K http://wuis.org/post/ibhe-leader-abused-public-resources-got-48k <p>A just-released <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/documents/12-00140_Reid_06.18.14.pdf">investigation by Illinois' Inspector General's office </a>found that the former head of the state board of higher education abused public resources and wasted state funds, among other findings.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:50:15 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 27683 at http://wuis.org IBHE Leader "Abused Public Resources," Got $48K "The Limit Is Winning The Race" http://wuis.org/post/limit-winning-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois had long been the holdout: a state without any limits on campaign contributions. Prosecutors say former Governor Rod Blagojevich took full advantage of that freedom, as he solicited donations in exchange for favors and state jobs. His arrest spurred lawmakers into action.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20667 at http://wuis.org "The Limit Is Winning The Race" December Ninth: A Big Day On Illinois' Ethics Timeline http://wuis.org/post/december-ninth-big-day-illinois-ethics-timeline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>December Ninth is a significant day in Illinois' political history: for better, and for worse.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Dec. 9, 2003 "the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act was signed into law," Illinois Campaign for Political Reform's David Morrison says.</span></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:33:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14586 at http://wuis.org December Ninth: A Big Day On Illinois' Ethics Timeline Court Case Could Upend Illinois Campaign Caps http://wuis.org/post/court-case-could-upend-illinois-campaign-caps <p>The scandal that brought down former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich led to campaign-contribution caps in Illinois. Advocates of the limits are fearful a case set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday could upend their efforts.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The campaign finance law Illinois politicians passed in 2009 restricts how much cash companies, unions and people can give to individual candidates. Theoretically, you can give that maximum contribution to every state candidate in Illinois.</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:16:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10454 at http://wuis.org Court Case Could Upend Illinois Campaign Caps