September 1, 2011

Transparency Review (8/29-9/2)

  • State Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford accused Republicans of hypocrisy for supporting a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying office while wanting to "reduce our reliance on the federal government." According to the Las Vegas Sun, Republicans defended the office as a necessity for trips to D.C.

  • The Interim Finance Committee approved $539,137 to reimburse counties for costs incurred for the CD-2 special election, according to the Nevada News Bureau. The reimbursement was one of 100 fund requests approved by the committee.

  • The Federal Election Commission approved Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ request to use campaign funds for security upgrades on her home. According to Politico, the FEC approved Giffords’ request because she was wounded "while carrying out her responsibility as an elected official."

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