Statements about Transparency
"No one knows who bought the [38 Studios] bonds. And there was some language put in the bond offer that they must remain anonymous."
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held not one conversation with the public about the new Falcons stadium project
Knopp says he upheld a campaign promise not to join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."
The recent process of awarding $3 billion worth of airport vending contracts was the "most open and transparent procurement process in the city’s history."
Says Gov. Scott Walker signed abortion, sex education and discrimination bills "in secret."
A bill that could restrict free speech when the president is nearby was signed by President Barack Obama "in secret."
Says former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter refused to host town hall meetings during her time in Congress.
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn't make his calendar public -- "he's on our dime and we don't know where he is."
"In campaigns in the past with Sen. McCain and President George W. Bush and others, they have tended to release tax records in April."
"Traditionally, presidential candidates release their tax returns . . . Mitt Romney still won’t."
Says he followed state law and the precedent of other Massachusetts governors when he erased electronic communications as he left office.
Ilana Shafran Mandel’s stake in Forest City Enterprises "constitutes significantly less than 1 percent" of the company’s shares and any implication of a conflict of interest "is legally incorrect."
"The (State Board of Administration) transparency issue got a great airing the last legislative session."
Says he can’t release his internal affairs record because there are Attorney General guidelines in place protecting it.
"The refusal of many federal employees to fly coach costs taxpayers $146 million annually."
"I stopped requesting earmarks in 2008."
Says the House Rules Committee is the only panel, other than the Intelligence and Ethics committees, not able to telecast proceedings in its main hearing room.
"Congressman Kasich wants to use our tax dollars to give secret bonuses to his corporate friends."
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