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Sandoval, Marshall to release weekly public schedule

Updated Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 | 3:19 p.m.

Gov. Brian Sandoval plans to begin releasing a public schedule to the media next week.

The announcement comes after the Sun asked the governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, secretary of state, attorney general, and controller to voluntarily and routinely provide a weekly calendar to the public in order to increase government transparency.

“Each week the Governor's office will provide the public schedule in a media advisory,” wrote Stewart Bybee, director of communications for Sandoval, in an email to the Sun. “This is in response to requests we have received from members of the Capitol press corps.”

Sandoval is the first elected official to confirm that he will release a public schedule.

Treasurer Kate Marshall’s staff followed suit. Her public schedule will be posted on the office website beginning in Jaunary. Also, next week, Secretary of State Ross Miller will begin publishing his public schedule on the office website.

The state’s other constitutional officers have acknowledged they have received the Sun’s request but have not said whether they will release a public schedule or not.

At least a dozen governors in other states publish their calendars online.

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