Where the candidates stand on
state government transparency
Question #1: Do you support putting an itemized accounting of all state spending (a.k.a. Nevada's checkbook) online in a searchable format, as states such as Missouri and Texas have done?
Question #2: Do you support placing local-government negotiations with public-employee unions under Nevada’s open-meeting law?
Question #3: Do you support applying Nevada’s open-meeting law to the Legislature?
Question #4: Do you support giving the public 72 hours to read all bills before they go to a floor vote?
Question #5: Do you support requiring campaign finance data to be publicly available in a common, electronically searchable format (e.g., Excel, CSV, tab-delimited, etc.)?
Question #6: Will you sponsor legislation in support of any of the above items? (This question applies to legislative candidates only.) If yes, please use the “comment” section to describe the kind of legislation you will sponsor.
Given the mounting challenges facing our state, it is unsurprising that Nevadans from across the political spectrum are increasingly asking for more transparency from their state and local governments.
To meet this desire, TransparentNevada sent surveys to all current and prospective lawmakers and major state elected officials asking for their views on some frequently discussed open-government proposals.
Some responses include additional comments. We urge you to read the full comments in order to get a fully formed picture of the candidate's views. You can view the full comments by clicking on their response.
If you're interested, you can also read the whole survey.
Also make sure to check out the stats page.