Thursday, July 29, 2010

Restructing Task Force agenda doesn't include transparency subcommittee

The agenda, link, for the Government Restructuring Task Force for today and tomorrow, does not include the formation of a subcommittee to study the issues of transparency in state government; open meetings law and public records law.

I was under the impression that I had a firm commitment, link, from the Task Force Chair Senator Tim Eichenberg, that the subcommittee formation would be on the agenda.

Presumably, a subcommittee would enable an open, honest and public discussion of the standards and accountability that apply to governmental transparency. That, that promise is no longer on the table does not bode well for transparency reform.

More to follow; count on it.

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