The Illinois Legislature passed a comprehensive reform measure to bring ethics to all areas of state government. For the most part, it ends pay to pay politics, which has caused all manner of corruption in Illinois.
The governor vetoed it putting an executive order in place instead. The problem:
The executive order won’t take effect until AFTER the election, and it won’t cover state departments or branches that are not under the governor’s control.DKK
Plus, there are no penalties for breaking this order. So, the governor couild ignore his own ethics executive order and he could not be punished. Nor could anyone else. Plus, executive orders aren’t laws, they can be changed or abolished by whim.