During the recent legislative session, two committee chairs — Sen. Charlie Scott for the Senate Ed committee (R-Natrona) and Rep Donald Burkhardt for the House Minerals & Economic Development committee — used their authority to disallow remote testimony.  Senator Scott said (yes, out loud), “some kind of restraint was necessary to account for growing public interest in lawmaking.”  Others also advised establishing rules when there very many online or in-house visitors.  One was Senator Rothfuss, but even he objected to the manner that Senator Scott dealt with the transgender sports bill.  Here is a snippet of their conversation:

“I will not tolerate a filibuster on the bill,” Scott responded.

“I don’t think it is [a filibuster]. I think it’s a passion,” Rothfuss said.   Read more>>>

Remote public testimony secured for legislative interim

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