Re: “Citizens should update, fund Public Disclosure Commission” (column, 8-28)
Peter Callaghan makes a valid point that Public Disclosure Commission should be funded and be active.
Another side of the picture concerns the Public Records Accountability (Sunshine) Committee.
It is certainly in the public’s interest for the PDC to publish the record of candidates’ funding sources to show which special interest groups heavily support a particular person and in turn expect support from that person for legislation favorable to the supporting group.
It is equally as important that public records and meetings be open for scrutiny of the taxpayer. …