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Friday, May 15, 2015

No sunshine for the Health Reform Legislative Task Force

Posted By on Fri, May 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Legislative Council today rejected a proposal to livestream the proceedings of the Health Reform Legislative Task Force

The livestream of Arkansas House meetings has been a huge plus for transparency, allowing citizens to follow the deliberations even if they're not able to attend meetings at the Capitol during the day. It's really a shame that the legislature has declined to offer the same level of transparency for the task force during the interim, on an issue that attracts such interest. This is the sort of short-sighted disregard for an open process that erodes public trust in the work of the task force. 

Rep. David Meeks
has been attempting a little do-it-yourself transparency by livestreaming task force meetings on his phone (and kudos to him), but it's been spotty at best. 

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