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State's congressional crew not exactly in the poorhouse
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The requirement that all members of Congress file annual financial disclosure reports serves a worthy purpose. Passed as part of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, a post-Watergate reform, it's meant to flag potential conflicts while "ensuring public confidence in government through disclosure as an end in itself. "It also lets the public be nosy nellies, which is kind of fun.The reports for 2011 became available recently.

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