Monday, May 19, 2008

Secret Meetings, again

The arrogance is off the charts. These public servants wield extraordinary power over our lives and they don't even have the decency to conduct public business in public. This is ANOTHER insult to citizens.

Democratic House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh talked about the weekend discussions during a House committee meeting on Monday. Also attending the secret budget meetings were state Comptroller John Morgan, Treasurer Dale Sims and Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz.

Complaints from several House Democrats' about a lack of detail about the buyout proposal delayed the expected conclusion of the legislative session last week.

No public announcement was made of the weekend meetings. The Legislature is exempt from the state Sunshine Laws requiring government bodies to hold open meetings.