Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Backroom dealing, right under our noses.

The law was pretty clear; the meeting during which differing bills from the Senate and House would be reconciled, would be conducted in full view of stakeholders. It was touted as a major step forward in open government.

Rather than have that open and honest meeting,
the leadership of the Senate and House decided to hold the meeting in secret anyway; exclude the opposition and call it a "caucus" instead of a "conference committee". Then they held the meeting in our (Round)house. They didn't even have the decency to hide.

We said, we want to watch the deal making.

They said, up yours.

They told us they were going to have the secret meetings whether the law prohibited them or not, link, and no one took them at their word.

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