Last spring, Kentucky’s legislature went through closed-door budget negotiations, again. When budget conferees emerged from behind the armed guards at the last minute, it was too late for citizen input. As a result, we got a spending plan for more government than we can afford.
Rep. Jim DeCesare has pre-filed a bill that would give everyone 24 hours to examine any bills relating to revenue or spending.
The smoke-filled room crowd won’t be happy with this, but the battle to open up the process will only continue to gain supporters.