2012 Transparency Legislation

January 22nd, 2012 by Amy Categories: Colorado, PERA Colorado, higher education, other states, stimulus No Responses

Transparency is still an issue at the state capitol. Early in this 2012 legislative session, three bills could provide taxpayers with additional transparency in government.
HB12-1009 Federal Funds Transparency Act
House Sponsors: Cheri Gerou (R-HD 25)
Senate Sponsors: Kent Lambert (R-SD 9 )
This bill seeks additional information than is currently provided on how each department and agency of [...]

Ol' Scottie Pippen had a farm…

May 26th, 2010 by Amy Categories: local transparency No Responses

NBA star Scottie Pippen made more than $18 million in 2002. But you may not know that he also was a farmer! He was so good at cultivating the earth that the federal government paid him more than $130,000 over a five-year time period to not grow anything on his farm.
According to a 2002 Heritage [...]