Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Last Call With The Legislature

In keeping with the whole “transparency” ideal of the Obama Administration, the Oregon Legislature has begun showing replays of their sessions from 8:00 PM to 4:30 AM on the Oregon Channel. The daytime schedule includes 10 hours of the Community Bulletin Board. They must want to give an opportunity for viewing their work to the vast number of people who work from 11 AM to 7PM in the state. Those people who work during what is known as the Dayswing shift.

It can’t possibly be that they don’t want the unemployed people (9% and rising) or those who want to write about their work at a sane hour from seeing what they’re up to. Think I’ll tune in at 2:30 tomorrow morning to watch them debate the issues that effect ALL of us.

4 comments:

Samuel said...

It looks like they still have live streams from both chambers and all the hearing rooms on the OC website.

David McDonald said...

That may be true, but did you notice I wrote "ALL of us" in my post. That includes folks without computers.

Samuel said...

Fair enough, it's a bull headed move. But I thought your readers (who one can assume have some level of access to computers) might want to know that there's an option for watching live legislative coverage as it happens.

David McDonald said...

Thanks Samuel. After you sent this I went to the OC online. It's slow and tedious for those of us who have a computer.