Nevada survey indicates appetite for more transparency
The survey consisted of six questions and was completed by 60 candidates for the state legislature as well several retiring members.
According to the Associated Press, the President of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, Andy Matthews, said, "Nevada's citizens have a fundamental right to know how their government is operating and how their elected officials are spending money.
“Nevadans from across the political spectrum are demanding more transparency from their state and local governments, and this survey is a chance for citizens to examine the beliefs of those who are — and those who want to be — elected officials," he said.
Also according to the Associated Press, the executive director of the Nevada Press Association, Barry Smith, said, “there’s clearly an appetite for more open government in Nevada.” A majority, 55 respondents, said public employee union negotiations should be conducted in the open.
Concerning lobbyists, 53 respondents strongly favored quarterly reporting of spending.