Thursday, July 07, 2011

If Barca Were Honest......

The showboating is to be expected.

The state Legislature would be subject to the state’s open meetings law, under an amendment to the state constitution unveiled by Assembly Democrats Thursday.

Yah, alright, we're not impressed. Why?

...the most common meetings closed to the public occur in the partisan caucuses of the Legislature, but Barca said that requiring those meetings to be open wouldn't be addressed in this proposal.

And of course, that's precisely where and when the law is REALLY made. Of course the hypocrite Barca didn't include that.

1 comment:

John Foust said...

Maybe it's because other legislators have already introduced open caucus legislation. Assembly Bill 89, authored by Rep. Cory Mason D-Racine, co-sponsored by Rep. Even Wynn, R-Whitewater. This is the third time Mason has tried to introduce this.

It might push the deeper back-room negotiations across the street into some bar, but at least it would open up more of the discussion of law-making to the public.