* As you know by now, Sen. Bill Brady will release his tax returns today. But there are some conditions…
(R)eporters in Illinois will have only three hours to review the documents — and only if they’re at his Springfield campaign office. That’s the only way Brady has said he will make them available.
“We’ve made our decision,” Brady told reporters about the conditions for reviewing the tax returns. Asked whether he was doing enough to ensure adequate public scrutiny and transparency, he repeatedly replied, “You’ll have access to it.”
No copies. Just a lookie-look. And only in Springfield. Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign responded…
“The lack of access to Sen. Brady’s tax returns does not meet Gov. Quinn’s standard for transparency and openess,” campaign spokeswoman Mica Matsoff wrote to the Current.
Quinn did the same thing last year, however. Reporters had to make a reservation to review the guv’s tax returns and couldn’t make copies. He did make copies available this year, however.
* The Question: Should Brady allow reporters to make copies of his tax returns? Explain fully, please.