October 15, 2010

Two cheers for Ross Miller

From the RJ:

Democrat Secretary of State Ross Miller announced his plans Wednesday for new laws that would make campaign contribution information more accessible to citizens and protect the state against voter registration fraud.

Miller wants the Legislature next year to require all candidates to file contribution reports electronically, create a searchable database to easily find out who makes contributions and increase the number of times candidates must file contribution reports. He also would require candidates to report contributions of $1,000 or more within four days of elections.

This follows his campaign's decision to release its contribution and expense reports two weeks before the deadline and before the start of early voting.

Miller, however, doesn't have a spotless record on this issue. Despite these actions to increase transparency, he never responded to TransparentNevada's survey.

But still, it's a step in the right direction.