The legislative process, while sometimes arcane and deemed “inside-baseball," determines the fate of many public policies. Legislative rules and openness can dictate whether a bill is ever heard, whether it reaches the House or Senate floor for a full vote and whether the public is allowed to witness policy debates.
Boiled down, the legislative process is the heart of the public policy process. That’s why the Coalition believes that we must work to ensure that the legislative process is fair, open and accountable to the public.
The closed-door maneuvering and the last-minute changes damage the integrity of the political process and changes to the legislative process are needed.