Yes, a website is great, and in comparison to driving to the capital, ridiculously excellent; however, those who can't sit through hours of rambling live broadcast (due to funding) are relegated to "regular voter; sit tight and wait."
Meanwhile, the elected go on a spring break.
Don't know about public worker staff.
Here is some mail, the last bit of which has not been sent (to a public information officer of my state's legislature):
Sorry to have caught you after-hours earlier; it was not clear when the vote might happen … and, last year, it took several days.
I don't have an iPhone : ) but I'm online most of the time due to responsibilities.
Your answer was prompt, but it was vague.
The bill text as passed (unless I am not looking in the right place …) is still not online.
Can you be more specific about when the true-text will be posted? As an aside / because I'd like to learn, are not these items recorded immediately (in audio)?
Thank you for your consideration,
On Mar 15, 2011, at 5:07 PM, X wrote:Hi you, the bill should be available on the house website, www.house.mo.gov as soon as the text is finalized, just search for HB 7. Let me know if you need anything else.
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On Mar 15, 2011, at 5:00 PM, "i" <> wrote:Hello, X,We're covering Missouri Arts Council Funding, and I was wondering if you had a copy of HB 7 as amended and passed today.(We do not have resources to be in Jefferson City or listen to the full debates when they are in progress.)I would like to see the bill as passed ASAP, if possible (and at least to know when your staff will have it posted on the General Assembly website).Or – if you can, please let me know what the MAC portion of the bill was in advance of the full text's being posted on the site.Thank you, working on a deadline (of course : )Sincerely,x.