July 15, 2011

Transparency Review (7/11-7/15)

  • Governor Brian Sandoval, R., agreed to eliminate 18 executive branch committees, counsels and panels as recommended by the Governor's Sunset Task Force, reports the Nevada News Bureau. Additionally, the Task Force, chaired by former State Senator Bill Raggio, R., Washoe, recommended all future panels be established with a mandate to follow the state's revised Open Meeting Laws.
  • NPRI's Karen Gray reports how Clark County School District trustees plan on limiting new superintendent Dwight Jones's authority despite the district's Policy Governance® paradigm they've followed for years.
  • House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-CA, is investigating the White House for "an array of potential illegal fundraising behavior," according to Politico. Issa is specifically targeting a March meeting at the White House organized by the Democratic National Committee.
  • Speaking of White House fundraising, President Obama scheduled a "birthday fundraiser" in Chicago on August 3. Ironically, the fundraiser is being held one day after the government deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling. The fundraiser announcement comes one day after Obama's re-election campaign announced it raised over $86 million in the second quarter.