More Reform

The Senate Republicans held a press conference yesterday touting their reform package, which includes SB 1662, SB 2003, SB 2004, SB 2005, SB 2007, SB 2008, SB 2009, SB 2010 , and SB 2011. Some of these are great ideas – SB 2009 would require 48-hour disclosure of contributions of $1K or more all year long for statewides, and during session for legislators. Coming on the heels of last week’s announcement that four of the statewides, led by Comptroller Dan Hynes, support new rules for contributions by state contractors, we have to wonder if we’re approaching a critical mass for reform.