Friday, February 25, 2011

Senators send Majority Leader letter about transparency abuses

This has not been the Senate's best week when it comes to legislative transparency. First the Senate Government Operations Committee chose not to act on SB 5419 (legislative transparency) by the first cutoff despite the support of the State Auditor and Attorney General. Then even lawmakers were kept in the dark about the bills being heard at public hearings. As we highlighted earlier this week Sen. Honeyford (ranking member of the Senate Environment, Water and Energy Committee) ultimately walked out of Monday's hearing after his complaints were ignored that the Committee was moving on substitutes and holding a public hearing without adequate notice for either the public or members . . . READ MORE


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