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This week, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos referred AB 448, the Budget Transparency Act, to the Joint Finance Committee, co-chaired by Rep. John Nygren and Sen. Alberta Darling.

Representative Allen released the following statement:

I am excited to see that the committee that will benefit the most will be hearing the details of the proposal. People respect transparency in government, and members of this committee know best that “un-leaked” proposals can damage public trust. The public and legislators have a right to know in advance the contents of budget proposals that can fundamentally change our laws.

I thank Speaker Vos for referring this bill to the Joint Finance Committee, and look forward to having a hearing on this bipartisan, good-government legislation.

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