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Illinois lawmakers nearly immune to transparency laws they wrote

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posted on Mar, 16 2018 @ 07:28 PM
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All of the recent sexual harassment controversies surrounding Springfield lawmakers and House Speaker Michael Madigan have come to light without the aid of a significant transparency tool: the Freedom of Information Act.

But, more importantly, we the people are being duped again by those Illinois (D) in power. Why?

One glaring exception from these transparency laws is for the lawmakers who wrote them.

State legislators are almost entirely exempt from FOIA requests. The only bits of information the General Assembly are required to produce is often readily available. For example, staffer pay and voting records are posted online.

Source: Illinois lawmakers nearly immune to transparency laws they wrote

Another example of one set of laws for us, another set for the rulers.

Disgusting.




posted on Mar, 16 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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It's Illinois. Did you really expect any better from this s**thole and it's leaders?



posted on Mar, 16 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

This happens at the federal level far too often as well. It's why it's so darn easy for the critters to legally lie to us, and feed propaganda to our "free" press, and prosecute whistleblowers, and enrich themselves via insider trading and charitable foundations and this, that and the other thing.

We do literally have one set of laws for some, and another set of laws for the rest of us. It has to stop at every level.

I'd love to see a unified effort by the people for a "Contract for Americans," similar to Newt Gingrich's Contract with America back in the '90s, with a "list of demands" so to speak, and the pledge of candidates to promote, vote for, and enact said demands upon election -- or no vote. And one of those demands would be legislation prohibiting any law that exempts themselves... or anyone for any reason. If it's not fair to one person, it's probably not really fair at all. Anything less is just privileges at the expense of rights.



posted on Mar, 16 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

If one state is doing it I'm sure this process has been duplicated elsewhere



posted on Mar, 16 2018 @ 08:42 PM
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Mike Madigan is the crime boss of Illinois. Doesn't help that his daughter is the state's attorney general either. He runs the state. The governor is just a figure head at this point.



posted on Mar, 16 2018 @ 09:09 PM
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Velcumm to Ill-uh-noise 😆

Maybe they start getting exposed a little more than usual 📣



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