Lobbyist’s false testimony crucial in moving anti-transparency bill forward
To justify the “PERS secrecy” bill, lobbyist Marlene Lockard relied almost entirely on known falsehoods in her official testimony to lawmakers.
Because state law makes it a crime to knowingly misrepresent any fact when testifying before a legislative committee, Nevada Policy recently filed a legal complaint with Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Rick Combs and the attorney general’s office.
To see what the most current court order actually said, please click here.
Needless to say, legislators should not be passing any law — let alone one that makes government less transparent — based on deception and misinformation.
For more on why transparency in public pensions is important, be sure to read NPRI’s testimony, as well as the editorials from Battle Born Media, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Nevada Press Association and the Reno Gazette-Journal.