Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner
In light of the multi-part series, we have published recently regarding the activities taking place in the Office of the Governor, specifically, Washington DC campaign figures driving policy with direct communications to state officials in the Governor’s Office, we looked closely at our Illinois State Ethics Act.
We focused on the three parts of the law that we believe have been violated based on the information provided in these four articles: (#1, #2, #3, and #4) as well as the memo from the Governor’s own general counsel. The memo appears to be a warning shot to the Governor that lines are being crossed as it relates to campaigning on state time and with state resources. When reading all the information as a whole, it points to possible ethics violations.