Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Government Transparency In California

You still don't believe me when I tell you we're screwed here in California?
The California Assembly says the public has no right to see lawmakers' current office budgets and spending projections, documents that could show whether punishment is doled out for key votes.

Assemblyman Anthony Portantino raised the issue last month, saying that his budget was slashed shortly after casting the lone Democratic vote in the Assembly against this year's controversial budget.

Portantino, The Bee and other media outlets submitted Legislative Open Records Act requests seeking, among other things, current office budgets for each Assembly member and any changes to them.

The answer came Monday: No way.


KauaiMark said...

Time for some "Sacramento Tea"

Darren said...

Remember Glum on the old Gulliver's Travels cartoon? Say it with me in a deep, nasal-y voice:
We're dooooooomed.

pseudotsuga said...

Holy crap, Darren. You guys are doooommmed all right.
I don't think I'll be looking for a teaching job in California.