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  •  Also obvious (3+ / 0-)
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    WisVoter, Larsstephens, blue aardvark

    is that if the WI legislature routinely acknowledges and conforms to the Open Meeting Law then something really bad that night. Maybe arrogance, but unlikely ignorance - after all, these guys take meetings for a living.

    That said if these laws are routinely ignored by both parties I doubt much will come of this. I would be interested to hear what routine practice is up there.

    •  Don't be so sure. (0+ / 0-)

      Last year the Maryland compliance Board had to tell the General Assembly that it has to provide written (not verbal) notice of committee meetings, and keep minutes of committee meetings.

      The lege wasn't doing either.

      (However, when the Clown Car is running in full flight, on th last couple days of the session, verbal notice is OK, they said, because written notice is "impractical.")

      We have a lousy Open Meetings law in Maryland. Too vague. No set minimum public notice. Etc.

      And as poor as it is, I'd say 97 percent of the "public bodies" in the state are routinely violating the simplest aspects of it.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 05:22:44 AM PST

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