Vermont ranked last in financial-disclosure laws

Vermont does not require any elected officials to disclose their personal finances. Only two other states join Vermont: Idaho and Michigan. Voters have a right to know if there are any potential conflicts of interest. Candidates also all need to know what is expected of them since many do disclose this information. We, however, have seen petty exchanges in elections that seem to be more about politics than about any reasonable disclosure. In case you missed it check out VPIRGs Executive Director, Paul Burns, in the Time Argus and WCAX talking on disclosure law.

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