The Honesty In Government Act

MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK FOR YOU

State government working to preserve—if not grow—itself isn’t new, but the severity of the problem was laid bare by the pandemic as residents who needed government agencies lost faith in bureaucrats who went missing on key issues such as unemployment claims and dizzying school quarantine rules that kept kids out of the classroom and parents out of work. Republicans will demand that someone answer the phone when you call your government for help, reopening state agencies and buildings while also preventing the Executive Branch from encroaching on the duties required of state representatives and senators—your voices at the Capitol. Republicans will not only audit how billions of federal pandemic aid dollars has been spent; we will hold government bureaucrats accountable by demanding data and results-based metrics in budgetary and policy decisions. Republicans will shred the favoritism and cronyism that’s taken hold of the state government while fighting to protect the integrity of our election process.

THE HONESTY IN GOVERNMENT ACT

A package of proposals to increase transparency, accountability and adherence to strict ethical standards, including elimination of favoritism in the contracting process and increasing whistle-blower protections. Audit of state and municipal COVID related funds. Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the vote by auditing the voter rolls and requiring a voter ID.

  • Create a bipartisan Ways and Means Subcommittee from existing committee resources to review and make recommendations on state agency program costs vs. results
  • Allow the State Treasurer to direct excess state revenue to pay down bonded indebtedness in addition to pension debt obligations
  • Update our civil preparedness and public health emergency statutes and executive order emergency powers to reflect modern realities
  • Protect taxpayer resources and audit COVID funding
  • Require Voter ID for voting purposes, and require Registrars of Voters to report any incidents of voter fraud to the Secretary of the State

The Honesty In Government Act

MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK FOR YOU

State government working to preserve—if not grow—itself isn’t new, but the severity of the problem was laid bare by the pandemic as residents who needed government agencies lost faith in bureaucrats who went missing on key issues such as unemployment claims and dizzying school quarantine rules that kept kids out of the classroom and parents out of work. Republicans will demand that someone answer the phone when you call your government for help, reopening state agencies and buildings while also preventing the Executive Branch from encroaching on the duties required of state representatives and senators—your voices at the Capitol. Republicans will not only audit how billions of federal pandemic aid dollars has been spent; we will hold government bureaucrats accountable by demanding data and results-based metrics in budgetary and policy decisions. Republicans will shred the favoritism and cronyism that’s taken hold of the state government while fighting to protect the integrity of our election process.

THE HONESTY IN GOVERNMENT ACT

A package of proposals to increase transparency, accountability and adherence to strict ethical standards, including elimination of favoritism in the contracting process and increasing whistle-blower protections. Audit of state and municipal COVID related funds. Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the vote by auditing the voter rolls and requiring a voter ID.

  • Create a bipartisan Ways and Means Subcommittee from existing committee resources to review and make recommendations on state agency program costs vs. results
  • Allow the State Treasurer to direct excess state revenue to pay down bonded indebtedness in addition to pension debt obligations
  • Update our civil preparedness and public health emergency statutes and executive order emergency powers to reflect modern realities
  • Protect taxpayer resources and audit COVID funding
  • Require Voter ID for voting purposes, and require Registrars of Voters to report any incidents of voter fraud to the Secretary of the State