Late Wednesday afternoon KOLO 8 News Now received this statement from Secretary of State Ross Miller,
“Nevadans are smart enough to understand that it is no coincidence that on the eve of potential passage of landmark transparency and ethics reform, a shadowy out-of-state group has attempted to politically smear me with completely unfounded attacks in an effort to derail our legislation.”
~Ross Miller, Nevada Secretary of State
Miller's office also says to date, the Office of the Attorney General has not been served with any such lawsuit.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A national Republican group is suing Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller for failing to turn over records it says should be made public detailing his travel, compensation, public schedule and cell phone use.
An affiliate of the Washington-based Republican State Leadership Committee accuses the Democrat of accepting generous gifts and trying to hide his assets.
Among other things, it says he received $5,390 in gifts for attending a conference at the Beverly Hills Hilton and $1,200 tickets to see the Jersey Boys.
The State Government Leadership Foundation filed the lawsuit in Carson City District Court Monday alleging Miller has failed to comply with Nevada's public records law.
Miller's office declined comment on the lawsuit but told the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/qyrxhts ) they are working on fulfilling the records request