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Idaho's House Democrats disclose personal financial information

Posted: 3:40 PM, Jan 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-29 22:58:28Z

Idaho's House Democrats have released their personal financial information to the public. 

Members of the House Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to disclose their own personal financial information.

This comes after a bill  that would have required candidates for state, legislative, county and city office to file annual reports identifying their employer and occupation and disclose every entity that has paid them $5,000 or more in income in the past year was shot down inside the House State Affairs Committee. 

“Once again, Democrats are leading with our values,” said Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, “Hardworking Idaho families have a right to know of conflicts of interest. Transparency is one of the best ways to guarantee that our state government focuses on the right priorities to create a brighter future for all Idahoans."

Rep. Paul Amador, a Republican for Coeur d'Alene, also released his personal finances to the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls  Press over the weekend. 

Idaho and Michigan are the only states which do not require lawmakers disclose finances.