North Carolina lawmakers today voted on a controversial bill to ban the public from seeing details of the state’s dealings with Wall Street – but legislators passed the legislation with a bit of a change since Pando first reported on the proposal. Whereas the original bill proposed a 10-year secrecy period, the bill was subsequently amended to pare that back to a 5-year secrecy period following pressure from transparency advocates in the wake of Pando’s story. That’s a step in the pro-transparency direction, but still all but guarantees that the state’s dealings with Wall Street are kept secret until after the statute of limitations on securities laws.