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Disclosure bill should be signed


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 20, 2014

~~<p>Financial information that's disclosed about people involved in government decision-making becomes far more useful when it is open to the public than when it's filed away where only the staff in a single office can get to it.</p>
<p>That was the thinking behind Senate Bill 2682, which would make public financial disclosure forms from members of 15 additional state boards and commissions. These are disclosures filed with the state Ethics Commission, but the commission has kept them confidential up to this point.</p>
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Financial information that's disclosed about people involved in government decision-making becomes far more useful when it is open to the public than when it's filed away where only the staff in a single office can get to it.

That was the thinking behind Senate Bill 2682, which would make public financial disclosure forms from members of 15 additional state boards and commissions. These are disclosures filed with the state Ethics Commission, but the commission has kept them confidential up to this point. Login for more...



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