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For many lawmakers, disclosures don’t provide estimate of holdings’ total value

Among other things, financial disclosure forms require lawmakers to list assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property to identify potential conflicts of interest. Lawmakers also have to assign broad ranges of value to each asset. But estimating the maximum total value of a lawmaker’s holdings is impossible in many cases. The reason: The forms have an uppermost range of “more than $100,000,” and 49 of 90 lawmakers serving at the start of the 2010 session listed one or more assets in the highest range.

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Kirkpatrick to propose 3,500 more border agents

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona plans to introduce a proposal Tuesday that would add 3,500 new agents to the Border Patrol in an attempt to improve security along the US-Mexico border and keep drug violence in Mexico from spilling into the United States.

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