Wednesday, February 11, 2009

There's Still Time to Weigh in on Rules

The temporary Senate committee charged with reviewing the chamber’s rules has been traveling the state this month to hear testimony from New Yorkers about their perspective on the legislative process.

Two hearings – one in Syracuse and one in Albany – have already taken place. In Syracuse, advocates called for stronger committees, greater transparency, and equal resources for members.

Two more hearings are scheduled for later in the month – one on Long Island and one in New York City, where our own Larry Norden will testify:

Thursday, February 26th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
New York State Senate Hearing Room
250 Broadway
New York, NY

Friday, February 27th, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Captree Commons Room 114
Suffolk County Community College
Campus, Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY

For more information or to sign up to testify, visit the temporary committee’s shiny new website, which debuted yesterday.

Inability to attend the hearings is no excuse for not speaking up: individuals can also submit written testimony to

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