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Idaho lawmakers to take up transparency issue

Idaho lawmakers to take up transparency issue

Wayne Hoffman
March 21, 2009
Wayne Hoffman
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March 21, 2009

The House State Affairs Committee will be discussing the Idaho transparency project 9 a.m. Monday, March 23.

Two transparency bills are on the committee's docket. The first is House Bill 177, Rep. Phil Hart's proposal to require the state of Idaho to make a transparency website where state expenditures would be posted. The second is a concurrent resolution which would take a lower-key approach. It would require state agencies to report to the state controller on barriers to full-on transparency.

Hart said he's hoping the resolution will move forward, recognizing that HB 177 faces serious challenges because it would cost the state $250,000 -- and very few items with a pricetag are being contemplated for passage this year.

The meeting is in room 145 of the Legislature's annex building, located directly east of the Statehouse.

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