Repeal of local ethics measures won’t move forward
Posted: 4:29 pm Tue, March 20, 2012
ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Roy Dyson says he will not advance legislation to scale back financial disclosure requirements for local elected officials.
Dyson, a Democrat and vice chairman of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, said Tuesday that he won’t bring the bill up for a vote by the panel.
The bill would have scaled back a 2010 law that requires officials elected to county and municipal boards to report the same financial information as state-level elected officials.
Dyson says the dealings of local officials are just as pertinent as those of elected officials in higher office.
The Maryland Association of Counties says the law goes too far and could discourage qualified candidates from running for local office.
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