Stung by the recent revelation that the chairman of the state prison’s board tried to get his sister-in-law appointed to serve with him, the Senate Nominations Committee on Monday voted to increase the verification of background information it gets before deciding whether to confirm gubernatorial nominees.
The panel voted unanimously to require for the first time that all nominees provide up-to-date information on their applications and personal financial statements, and certify in writing that all the information is correct, before they will be considered for approval by the Senate.
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