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January 23, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Proposal would improve disclosure of legislators’ finances

At the request of the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), a bipartisan group of lawmakers has¬†proposed a bill aimed at improving disclosure of personal finances of state legislators and other state officials. Senate Bill 5308¬†would fix one longstanding flaw in the personal financial disclosure forms (known as F1s) by requiring a more accurate accounting…

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April 7, 2014 at 3:52 PM

PDC survey: Put politicians’ financial disclosures online?

In a move that some government transparency watchdogs say is long overdue, the state Public Disclosure Commission is considering whether to post the personal financial affairs statements of elected officials and political candidates online. The disclosures, known as F1s, list the investments, assets and income sources of elected officials and candidates. That’s so the public can…

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