Billings to co-chair new ethics committee

Published On: Dec 05 2012 08:39:26 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2012 08:41:50 AM CST

Representative Jill Billings will co-chair the new Constitution and Ethics Committee in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Committee members will work to find bipartisan consensus when clarifying and amending the state’s ethics laws, according to Billings.

Billings said she was honored to be selected by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

"The call for ethics reform has been reiterated by voters across the state," Billings said in a statement. "I am pleased that Speaker-Elect Vos saw me as a leader on this issue and as a member of the democratic caucus who is willing to work across the aisle. I look forward to hearing from Rep. Vos and my co-chair, Rep. (Chris) Kapenga about their vision and agenda for this committee."