Where the 2012 political candidates stood on state government transparency

Given the 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 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.

You can also view just the candidates who responded or everybody.

Also make sure to check out the stats page.

Question #1: Do you support civil and/or criminal penalties for government officials, in their personal capacities, who violate Nevada's public-record laws?

Question #2: Do you support applying Nevada's open-meeting laws to the Legislature?

Question #3: Do you support giving the public 72 hours to read all bills before they go to a floor vote?

Question #4: Do you support placing local-government negotiations with public-employee unions under Nevada's open-meeting law?

Question #5: Do you support requiring paid lobbyists to file reports concerning lobbying activities at the end of each calendar quarter in which the Legislature is not in session?

Question #6: Will you sponsor legislation in support of any of the above items? If so, please specify which item.

   
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Questions Penalties for public-record law violators? Apply open-meeting law to Legislature? Give public 72 hours to read all bills before vote? Place local government union negotiations under open-meeting law? Require lobbyists to file quarterly reports? Will you sponsor any of the above?
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Yes Yes Lean Yes - This may be impractical since there is a 120 day limit, if the 120 day limit was eliminated, yes. Yes Yes No Answer
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - I would be happy to sponsor legislation on all of them.
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Yes Yes Lean Yes - I support a minimum of 24 hours Yes Yes Yes - I am always interested in sponsoring and supporting legislation that increases the transparency of state government.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - ALL
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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - I would encourage a bill which would give the public more than 72 hours to review a bill. I would also like to see...
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