…Full disclosure and transparency are concepts foreign to our new GOP Governor and his minions controlling our state legislature…
Republicans in the AZ lege doing the Arizona two-step over transparency
By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings
I chose “two-step” after consideration other possibilities like ” ‘do as we say, not as we do’ do-si-do” (too long for a post title), “bullshit boogie” (I try not to swear in post titles), “hypocrite shuffle” (not enough “ooomph”), and the like…
On Tuesday, the Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives voted to change the rules of their chamber to allow them to close their caucus meeting to the public.
From the Casa Grande Dispatch, written by Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services -
Saying they sometimes need some privacy, House Republicans voted Tuesday to let themselves — and Democrats if they want — have closed-door discussions about pending issues.
House rules have required party caucuses to be open except for certain executive sessions for specified reasons. Historically, that has included the election of party leaders and advice from legal counsel about pending lawsuits.
The new rule, however, allows party leaders to shut the doors any time they want.
While the House Rs were doing their level best to reduce government transparency, Senate Rs were demanding more transparency of others.
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