I don't know what the big deal is about this new bill to keep the public from knowing what is going on in the Legislature. It is nothing new. The public has access to committee meetings, but everyone knows that in many cases the result is already known because of deals make behind closed doors.

The public never has been in on what is happening with controversial bills. They are always handled behind closed doors. The Legislature is just making sure the door remains closed.

Newel Standley