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Absurdity defined

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Republican legislators have made no secret of their disdain for our experiment in transparency here at Assembly Access, which makes their decision to kill three separate measures that would have allowed public broadcasting of House floor sessions even more baffling.

Del. Caputo’s HJ 757 would have allowed television broadcasts of session, while Del. Englin’s HR 47 and Del. Landes’ HR 45 would have allowed the general public to access the existing internet video feed.

Any such transmission would by definition be nonpartisan, since it would simply open up the existing broadcast to anyone and everyone. Neither party controls the cameras on the floor.

Instead, Republicans on the Rules committee this morning chose to continue operating in the dark, with Republican Leader Morgan Griffith offering his usual excuses.

Written by assemblyaccess

January 31, 2007 at 12:04 pm

Posted in Video

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