Conservatives Again Shut Down Informal House Session Over Lack of Transparency

Conservative members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, again today, shut down an Informal Session of the House.  The members did so after being denied, once again, access to the “can” where the day’s legislation is kept.  During informal sessions it takes one member to call for quorum. If Quorum is not present the session is ended for the day.  

Marc Lombardo tweeted a short time ago.

State House News confirmed with a tweet of their own.

Lombardo had the following to say to Red Mass Group about the process, and why he is fighting to reopen rank and file members access to “the can” where legislation for the day’s business is kept, “I believe it is my right and my obligation to have access to all legislation being debated in the House of Representative.”

Representative Jim Lyons added, “My hope is that the majority party will reconsider their decision to restrict legislators rights and allow all members to have access to legislation . Simple solution to a major attack on openness and transparency on beacon hill.”

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Conservatives Again Shut Down Informal House Session Over Lack of Transparency

Conservative members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, again today, shut down an Informal Session of the House.  The members did so after being denied, once again, access to the “can” where the day’s legislation is kept.  During informal sessions it takes one member to call for quorum. If Quorum is not present the session is ended for the day.  

Marc Lombardo tweeted a short time ago.

State House News confirmed with a tweet of their own.

Lombardo had the following to say to Red Mass Group about the process, and why he is fighting to reopen rank and file members access to “the can” where legislation for the day’s business is kept, “I believe it is my right and my obligation to have access to all legislation being debated in the House of Representative.”

Representative Jim Lyons added, “My hope is that the majority party will reconsider their decision to restrict legislators rights and allow all members to have access to legislation . Simple solution to a major attack on openness and transparency on beacon hill.”

About Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno