First, Bob Schaffer pushed to get the State Board to hold a public, recorded vote on litigation surrounding the governor's property tax hike.
To no avail, says the Rocky, but Schaffer has another idea that the Board could follow to bring needed open government:
State Board of Education members would post their expense accounts online under a resolution that could come up for a vote next month.Part of Bob Schaffer's broader bipartisan appeal is his consistent devotion to the principle of open and transparent government.
Apparently no other Colorado board posts its members' individual expenditures.
Board member Bob Schaffer offered the motion after criticism from legislators that the seven-member panel spends too much on travel and meals.
Schaffer, a Republican running for U.S. Senate, said posting the expenditures might put the criticism to rest.
The resolution could come up for a vote at the board's May meeting at the earliest.