"This is a place where policy is being made and we believe those discussions on policy should be made in the open," said Blair Horner, New York Public Interest Research Group legislative director.
"Requiring a slow, deliberate process to be public is sort of an unreasonable expectation in the circumstances," said political scientist Dr. Gerald Benjamin.
How transparent should government be? It’s an issue at the forefront down at the state Capitol, after a week of closed door meetings following Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest. Good government groups have proposed a public forum for speaker candidates to lay out their views and visions for the Assembly. Continue>>>