According to Face the State, Governor Bill Ritter today plans to sign HB 1288 the Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act, which creates a state expenditure and revenue database, in private. Or will he? Sources tell COST that the Governor still is struggling with this legislation – apparently not enough to veto it. Despite his embrace of transpareny in his annual state-of-the-state speech, bill sponsor Rep. BJ Nikkel says the Governor tried to kill this overwhelmingly bi-partisan legislation. It seems the Governor’s office doesn’t know his schedule today because it can’t tell Rep. Nikkel when the signing will be — keeping her and the public in the dark. This isn’t the first time politics has come into play in a bill signing.
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