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Sue Minter on Government Reform

 

 


Call for transparency and accountability in state agencies

I am committed to leading a state government that functions well, is accountable to taxpayers, & restores the public trust. As Governor, I will continue the work that I led as Secretary of Transportation making state government responsive, accountable, efficient and innovative.

Transparency and Ethics: Vermonters are entitled to know that the public interest is the first priority in decisions by government officials, and that taxpayer funds are being used effectively and efficiently. This requires transparency and accountability so that Vermonters can be informed about and participate in the decisions that affect their lives. State agencies will set performance measure and develop dashboards to better inform the public about government goals and results. I join with the Secretary of State in calling for the enactment of clear laws relating to ethics, conflicts of interest, and financial disclosure, and the formation of an independent state ethics commission to enforce those laws.

Source: 2016 Vermont gubernatorial campaign website SueMinter.com , May 25, 2016

Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors

Rep. Minter voted YES on overriding the governor's veto of Campaign Finance Limitations:

Vermont legislative findings for S.278:

  • Large campaign contributions reduce public confidence in the electoral process and increase the risk and the appearance that candidates and elected officials will not act in the best interests of all Vermont citizens.
  • Some candidates and elected officials, particularly when time is limited, may respond and give access to contributors who make large contributions in preference to those who make small or no contributions.
  • In Vermont, lower contribution limits have not prevented challengers from maintaining robust and competitive campaigns.
  • Identification of persons who publish political advertisements and electioneering communications assists in enforcing campaign finance limitations.

    Legislative outcome: Vetoed by Gov. Douglas; April 22 override in House 99-51-0; April 25 Senate override 26-4-0.

    Source: Vermont legislative voting records for S.278 , Apr 25, 2008

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    Bernie Sanders
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    Patrick Leahy
    Scott Milne

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    AL: Kay Ivey(R) vs.Countryman(D) vs.Tommy Battle (R) vs.Walt Maddox (R) vs.George(R) vs.Carrington(R)
    AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.Henderson(D) vs.West(L)
    AZ: Ducey(R) vs.David Garcia (D) vs.Farley(D)
    CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.Delaine Eastin (D) vs.David Hadley (R) vs.John Cox (R) vs.Zoltan Istvan (I) vs.Allen(R) vs.La Riva(P)
    CO: Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Cary Kennedy (D) vs.Doug Robinson (R) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Polis(D) vs.Coffman(R) vs.George Brauchler(R,A.G.) vs.Stapleton(R)
    CT: Malloy(D) vs.Lamont(D) vs.Srinivasan(R) vs.David Walker (R) vs.Lumaj(R) vs.Visconti(R) vs.Lauretti(R) vs.Drew(D)
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    MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D) vs.Tim Walz (D) vs.Schuette(R) vs.Calley(R)
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    RI: Raimondo(D) vs.Fung(R) vs.Morgan(R)
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    IN-R: Holcomb
    MO-R: Greitens
    NH-R: Sununu
    NC-D: Cooper
    ND-R: Burgum
    VT-R: Scott
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    MI-R: Rick Snyder
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    MN-D: Mark Dayton
    (retiring 2018)
    NM-R: Susana Martinez
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    OH-R: John Kasich
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    OK-R: Mary Fallin
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    SC-R: Nikki Haley
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    TN-R: Bill Haslam
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