Confidentiality agreement at heart of JFC dispute over lawsuit agreement

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee today rejected Dem Josh Kaul’s request for explicit authority to move forward in settling an undisclosed lawsuit despite the AG’s warning that the state faces a Friday deadline to take action.
In the first example of Kaul seeking legislative approval to settle a suit under lame-duck session laws, a dispute erupted over proposed confidentiality agreements the AG wanted lawmakers to sign.
Dem members said they refused to sign them because they wanted to simply give Kaul the authority to settle the case without interference from lawmakers.
Republicans, m...

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