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Apr 25, 2008

Legislative transparency, step one

The intra-party negotiations will now be recorded, which helps prevent certain backroom deals (to some degree; I doubt people's off-mic whispers will be recorded in any way).

There's still a need to record and air committee meetings, and the legislative sessions, while recorded, should probably be aired live. You can air the committee meetings on delay, but put it all out there for everyone to see!


Steven Crook... said...

It is true that voting on bills etc in the legislature is secret? In the UK and US, each legislator's vote on each issue is a matter of public record, but not here, I believe.

Tim Maddog said...


Tim Maddog

阿牛 said...

It is true the legislators vote using a sort of 'secret ballot,' but party caucuses routinely monitor party members' votes to make sure they're voting in line with the caucus. Which sticks to high heaven as a tactic too.