Transparancy Bill up Friday. Bad amendments to good bill

The Taxpayer Association,

The transparency bill, HB 2500, maybe the best bill to come out of the Legislature. The transparency bill has bipartisan support and is a useful tool that lawmakers can use to build better budgets in the future (the bill posts budgets online for easy viewing). It seams that the politicians can leave no good bill alone as there is consideration of a flood of amendments that threaten the simplicity of the bill. The bill is up in Senate Rules on Friday. The Taxpayer Association encourages citizens and lawmakers to stick with the bill in its current simple form and not attempt to turn a mousetrap into a Rube Goldberg contraption.

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  • Steve Buckstein

    I agree with this analysis. The bill is about as good as we can get in these times when any “fiscal impact” will likely doom a good effort to shine a light on the government’s books.

    The Senate Rules Committee should pass the bill on to the floor without any substantive amendments. Then, once it’s signed into law, we can work to strengthen it.

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