CJ Griffin Quoted in Politico on State Lawmakers and Financial Disclosure Forms
CJ Griffin, Partner and Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted in a Politico New Jersey Playbook article “Did state legislators just hide the existence of their shore homes?” The article discusses a resolution passed by the Senate and Assembly that no longer requires lawmakers to disclose their home addresses on financial disclosure forms.
I’m no lawyer, so I contacted attorney and transparency advocate C.J. Griffin, who also read the resolution to mean that lawmakers no longer have to disclose whether they even own a second home.
“Even if you accept they need protection of their home address for safety reasons, it seems a little overkill and shocking that they wouldn’t disclose how many properties they own,” Griffin said. ”It’s a basic thing that we should be able to know how many assets our elected officials have and how those assets change over the years.”
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