As I’ve stated many times, this is the year of “full disclosure” (or at least attempts in the right direction).
First, it was the Earmark Reform Rule we passed in the House.
Now, sunshine has finally made it’s way to the campaign filing reports of politics. To be fair, since elected officials always get beat up for almost everything (and rightfully so last week), please know that this campaign information has always been available to the public. The reality though was that it took someone with a little time and a little money (not much) to actually get the reports.
Starting with our most recent filing (April 10, 2008) you can now see these reports on-line. Free. Fast.
NOTE: If you’re looking for someone and they’ve haven’t filed yet…they do have a five-day grace period so they’re not out of compliance yet…unless you’re checking after April 15th.