February 10, 2022 by Mike Vasilinda
Most city or municipal authorities, including mayors and city managers, file a limited financial disclosure that only lists broad categories, but now they may soon be required to provide a full financial disclosure, which includes a full list your assessment and your responsibilities. Critics from a Senate committee questioned the necessity, but sponsor Jason Brodeur (Bro Deer) told the committee that when people can decide on million-dollar purchases, they should disclose it.
“We have now preserved the ability for someone, if they don’t want to disclose some of these things, to just file your tax return, so that has been preserved as well. Others have options to get married but separate, and if you wish. There are also options for people who are concerned about not running for public office. It is an option. It’s a privilege and if you choose to do so, I believe voters deserve your full financial transparency.
State lawmakers and other constitutional officers, including county commissions, are already filing the more detailed information. The filing would take effect on January 1 if the bill becomes law.
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