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A Good Idea Out of Albany

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Mar• 16•11

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R) has been promoting an excellent idea in Albany — digitalizing state budget documents to save money and trees.  As it is, state legislators are given thousands of pages of budget bills every year that are never read, even by the people who right them it seems.

Liz Benjamin reports here that the issue may not be so simple:  there is a Constitutional requirement that budget bills be printed and distributed.

I have an idea: Offer every legislator an IPad on which budget bills could be distributed.  They’d find a way to change that Constitutional requirement PDQ.

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One Comment

  1. Your Friend says:

    Good. I like it and I’m all for it. More technology stories, Bill. They make you sound more in touch with the centrist majority. Here’s a lead for you —

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