Monday, March 23, 2009

Government transparency takes another hit

Fresh of breaking his campaign promise about making Congressional bills publicly available for five days before a vote, President Barack Obama's blue-ribbon economic committee is now meeting in secrecy.

This sentiment is firmly entrenched in Kentucky as well, where Gov. Steve Beshear repeatedly promised more spending transparency and an efficiency study of state government without any follow-through. And we can't forget the failed effort by House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President David Williams to set up a new secretive legislative bureaucracy.

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