At Saturday's legislative crackerbarrel on the School of Mines campus, the audience asked legislators if the republican caucus along with the governor will appoint a task force to propose legislation for clean government dealing with ethics, transparency, proper conduct and control of agencies to prevent further corruption.
District 35 Representative Lynne DiSanto told the audience not the point the finger at lawmakers but the state executive branch.
"IM 22 is a very complicated issue guys," DiSanto said, "I can assure you that every single one of us up here is concerned about things like EB5 and Gear Up. I believe if it were not for EB5 and Gear Up, IM 22 would not have gotten the traction that it did. I want you all to know that we are regular people that chose to run because we are concerned about scandals like that. IM 22 was brought I believe because of those scandals. What you have to remember is none of those people involved were elected officials, none of them. So IM 22 would have done nothing to stop EB5 and Gear Up. I wish and I want those things addressed. Those problems were under the executive branch. Those problems were overseen by people like Melody Schopp, our Secretary of Education who I believe should no longer be in that position. I believe heads should have rolled that did not."
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