Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mizeur Lauches Online Petition for Open Government Act

Delegate Heather Mizeur (D-20) has launched an online petition in support of her Open Government Act. We have previously said that the bill "would enable free public access to the General Assembly's 'up-to-the-minute' bill tracking service, which is currently available only for an $800 fee; post General Assembly committee agendas a day in advance; webcast committee hearings; and substantially open up the proceedings of the Board of Public Works, which currently has the power to implement gigantic budget cuts without public input." We ask our readers to review the petition (which currently has 104 supporters) and consider signing on if they agree with it.