Wednesday, February 09, 2011

And you are...?

Lobbyists should wear name tags. Doing so would help level the playing field and let people know who's who.

This week I submitted a bill along with Rep. Lynn Dickinson (R-St. Albans) and Sarah Edwards (P-Brattleboro) to require lobbyists to wear name tags.

It simply leads to more transparency in how government works.
More transparency leads to to more accountability and better access for all. The name tag bill would give more information to citizens, legislators, journalists, and advocates. The more information we have, the better. As Thomas Jefferson said, "Information is the currency of democracy."

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