I spoke with an Owyhee County official on Wednesday who indicated that the commissioners are now investigating what it will take to put all the county's spending data online. I spoke to the commissioners last month, and if they go forward, they would join Canyon County in boosting transparency at the county level. We're still in discussions with other county officials across the state.
On Thursday, the state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would require state office candidates and officeholders to file financial disclosure statements. The bill now goes to the House.
The state transparency in government legislation is still on the House's third reading calendar. It could come up on Friday.
Finally, there's a bipartisan meeting of state legislators 7 p.m. Friday in the J.R. Williams Building East Conference room just across from the Statehouse. The meeting is a chance to meet legislators and ask questions in a friendly forum. If you can't go the forum, it will be recorded and played back on Boise radio KBGN, 1060 AM Saturday at 11:05.
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