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Kentucky Senate to consider transparency bill

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A Kentucky Senate committee unanimously approved on Wednesday a bill that would require all government agencies -- including public colleges…

A Kentucky Senate committee unanimously approved on Wednesday a bill that would require all government agencies — including public colleges and universities — to post spending and financial data online, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

A bill that would extend the state’s open meetings laws and require government agencies to adopt ethics policies and anti-nepotism rules was also approved. 

Both bills were sparked by a story in the The Lexington Herald-Leader last year that reported several government agencies spent "nearly 1 million dollars on travel and entertainment… and that their top officials were highly compensated with salaries and benefits."

The bills will now be sent to the senate floor for a full vote