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Denney kills Sunshine Law expansion

House Speaker Lawerence Denney, shown here in his office at the Capitol Annex, has unilaterally decided to kill legislation to expand Idaho's Sunshine Law.
 (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
House Speaker Lawerence Denney, shown here in his office at the Capitol Annex, has unilaterally decided to kill legislation to expand Idaho's Sunshine Law. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho's speaker of the House has decided to unilaterally kill legislation to expand Idaho's Sunshine Law, which would have ended the state's distinction as one of  just three states with no personal financial disclosure requirements for elected officials or candidates. "The Senate and the governor worked on it, but the House wasn't included," said House Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale. "I think it's an issue that's not ripe on the House side yet." The bill, SB 1156, passed the Idaho Senate unanimously on April 2. The next day, Denney ordered it held at his desk rather than assigning it to any House committee for a hearing; it's there still, and Denney says that's where it'll stay. You can read my full story here at spokesman.com.




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