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Saturday, January 29, 2011

House Adopts Budget "Time Out" Transparency Rule

The good folks at the Washington Policy Center tell us that the state House of Representatives has adopted a budget "time out" rule. It allows 24 hours between the introduction of a budget and a vote.

How the public is supposed to understand hundreds of pages of a budget document in 24 hours is not explained, but it is a small (actually, tiny) step toward transparency.