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Apr 24, 2008

Tardiness report for Legislative Committee meetings

Citizen's Congress Watch, a civic organization which seeks to monitor the Legislative Yuan and increase its transparency (taping all Committee meetings, opening up the meetings to outside observers, etc).

They've recently released a report on how punctual the new legislature is for their committee meetings, and let's just say not everyone gets out of bed early enough:


the legislature has eight committees, and the most habitually late starter is the Traffic Committee, which starts an average of 28 minutes late (or about 9:30 am). Tied for second-worst are the Health and Environment Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee, with start an average of 9.25 minutes and eight minutes respectively.
Update: The legislators also hold committee meetings for an average of just 3.1 hours, or just until lunch, and then spend the afternoon ... not working.

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