Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Takeover in Senate Brings Religion to Legislature but Conversion to ‘Transparency’ Doesn’t Run Very Deep

Two weeks ago, when Republicans stood the Legislature on its end, picked up three Democratic votes for a budget in the Senate, and triggered 10 hours of some of the angriest debate ever witnessed in the statehouse, you might have gotten the idea that lawmakers had finally discovered religion. After years of complaint from conservative think-tanks, open-government advocates and Republicans, the majority Democrats appeared to embrace the daring concept that the Legislature ought to play by its own rules . . . READ MORE


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