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Open Books for State Finances Again in the News
Open Books for State Finances Again in the News

When you are on the campaign trail, you can learn a lot. But Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who is running for comptroller, is finding the opportunity to teach as well.

“It’s interesting, because I run into a lot of folks who say, ‘Great, Sheila, I’m all for you; now, what is a comptroller?’” Simon says. “I know from my experience that there are folks who, in the newspaper, are going to read the court report. In the tiniest print, they are going to see who got the DUI, they’re going to see who got divorces; I’d like to generate a little bit of nosiness about what we’re doing with the state and our spending, what we’re doing with our local governments and their spending, and put that to work for us.”

She is optimistic about both pension restructuring and same-sex marriage passing the legislature during the fall veto session, which begins Oct. 22.