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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Yes, open the Senate to TV ...

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 11:58 AM

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... but don't necessarily expect that will make it understandable.

Roby Brock touts Jason Tolbert's column calling for the state Senate to emulate the House and televise its sessions and committee hearings.

The House webcasting has been a nearly unqualified success. Cameras in the Senate would ehance access to government, participation and understanding. But .... the Senate is also a different animal than the House. There's less debate in committee and on the floor; more is done by understanding of political realities. Bills are sent out of committee without roll calls by tacit understandings. TV might prove mystifying. On the other hand, maybe it would prompt a change in the way business is done.

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