Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More TV = More Transparency

Our mothers always told us that watching too much television would fry our brains one day, but we think they would make an exception for C-SPAN.

Capitol Confidential reports that the majorities in the Senate and Assembly are fighting over whether New York should create a C-SPAN-type channel to broadcast everything that happens at the Capitol, not just the sessions and select hearings that are currently the standard.

CapCon notes that while the Democrats are the ones ostensibly sticking up for wider television coverage, they are being blamed for the fact that the Senate's investigative hearings into the actions of Governor Spitzer's staffers were not being televised.

Always fans of transparency, we think any move toward televising more of the Legislature's day-to-day operations can only be a good thing.

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