Friday, February 13, 2015

Daily Kos: "Arizona's idiot legislature doesn't want you to watch their idiocy"

Daily Kos picks up the story on the idiocy in crAZy. Dicey's removal of visitor logs is just one example of the GOPlins' attempts to make government less transparent. SB1435 - redefining meetings to not cover legislative meetings -- is another.

Here is the original passage in the Arizona Revised Statutes ARS 38-431.

4. "Meeting" means the gathering, in person or through technological devices, of a quorum of members of a public body at which they discuss, propose or take legal action, including any deliberations by a quorum with respect to such action.

And here is the proposed change in SB1435.

5. "Meeting" means the gathering, in person or through technological devices, of a quorum of members of a public body at which action IS TAKEN. [Caps in SB1435.]

So we can watch the vote but all other discussions and deliberations are done in secret.

If you have not already contacted your legislator, now is the time to do it.

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