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Campaign financial information will now be available to the public

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Ethics changes are coming to the Columbus Consolidated Government.

Nancy Boren, director of Elections and Registration, announced today that on Jan. 1 candidates and elected officials will report campaign financial information locally.

SInce 2011, all 159 counties in Georgia have reported campaign contributions and spending to the state's ethics commission.

Boren says the information will now be made public.

If the information is not filed by the appointed timeline, a late fee starting at $125 will be paid to the city.

Boren says it will make for a more transparent government.

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