Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bring Back the General Assembly Video Archive

Call me crazy, but I am not sure I like the new website for the Tennessee General Assembly. Sure, the site looks great, and it appears easier to find specific bills and the sponsors of those bills. There is even a "My Bills" section where visitors can get e-mail updates on the status of legislation that is of interest to them. However, it would appear that the extensive video archive that was available on the old website of legislative sessions dating back to 2005 has disappeared-it is to be found nowhere.

The archive was the tool that many bloggers and internet Youtube archivists used to prove their point about the doings of the State Legislature, no matter which side they happened to be on. It is an affront to open government that the video archive should be removed. This is not a good way for the new regime to start off-then again, Jimmy Naifeh is still Speaker of the House until Tuesday.

Bring back the legislative video archive, and all of the sessions therein-now.



At Saturday, January 10, 2009 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous Joshua Arrowood said...

Maybe Naifeh wants to hide some of the videos going into the new session. Maybe some changes will start coming quickly and the archives will be reinstated.


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