PA Legislature might agree on this one: Pennsylvania public agenda bill provides one small step for open government

When I sat down Tuesday in front of the State Government Committee to testify in support of House Bill 2408, I had no idea what to expect or how warm the group would be to this significant open government legislation.

In my 13 months here, I haven't felt a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings toward the free flow of information between government and the people it serves.

HB 2408 would make posting of public agendas mandatory for all government bodies. It also would require the government entity to specifically identify the topics for discussion and for action and not stray from that agenda. In other words, tell the people you serve what you will discuss and how you're going to spend their money before you do it. Continue>>>