The case for improved transparency
Transparency Virginia, of which VCOG is a member, released a report that discusses some of the less-than-transparent practices at the General Assembly. The report takes note of the number of times bills were killed without a recorded vote, as well as instances where meetings were scheduled with little to no notice and some bills were never considered. The report's conclusion is that transparency takes collective will and collective action. Every member of the General Assembly can contribute to a more open, more citizen-friendly legislative process.
* Megan Rhyne, VCOG's executive director, is the report's principal author.