Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) applauded the announcement that Assembly Committee meetings will now be livestreamed. The legislation was first passed in 2016 to give constituents the opportunity to witness committee meetings but was never put into practice until now.
“The best solution to stop Albany’s out-of-control spending and big government programs is to shine a light on the very process that has produced policies that have led to a mass exodus of New Yorkers,” Slater said. “Being able to view committee meetings is a significant victory for constituents across New York. As Yorktown town supervisor, I ushered in a new age of transparency by revamping our town’s website, broadcasting planning board work sessions and livestreaming town events and announcements on social media. I believe transparency for constituents is one of the most important jobs of an Assembly representativeand I am proud to be a part of a new era here in Albany.”
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