Smells Like HB 6: Guilty Verdicts in Illinois Bribery Case

Ohio isn’t the only state with bribery scandals tied to electric utilities. In Illinois, four defendants have been found guilty of bribery conspiracy in a case involving former ComEd executives, who apparently arranged jobs, contracts, and money for allies of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) in exchange for favorable legislation.

Illinois Republicans have called for ethics reforms to fix what they say is a culture of corruption in Springfield.

Meanwhile, the Ohio Center for Journalism has published this article highlighting proactive steps Ohio regulators could take to reduce the risk of future utility corruption scandals, like the one related to House Bill 6. 5/3/2023