From HB 477 to the Utah Legislature winning the Online Democracy Award

Photo Credit: Scott Catron

Photo Credit: Scott Catron

Nailed it.

This week, Speaker Becky Lockhart and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser accepted the Online Democracy Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)  on behalf of the Utah Legislature. NCSL recognized the Utah legislative website, le.utah.gov, as Best in the Nation. You know what? They deserve it. The site really is awesome and it makes it possible for anyone with an internet connection to get more information about sausage making legislation and the Utah Legislature than they could possibly consume.

After the cachinnations in the press over HB477 died down, the Utah Legislature–led by Lockhart and Niederhauser (and their staffs)–buckled down and showed they were earnest in wanting to give Utahns access to their government. Transparency is an ongoing effort, but this recognition shows we’re moving in the right direction. Follow how legislation is made and what those scoundrels up at the legislature are up to more on social media, blogs, and their website below:

Utah Legislature: http://le.utah.gov/

Senate Cloud: http://senatecloud.com/

House Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahReps

Senate Twitter: https://twitter.com/utahsenate

House Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UtahReps

Senate Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/utahsenate

Senate YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/UtahSenateChannel

House YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UtahReps

Legislative Blog Sites:

Originally posted here at Utah.Politico.Hub.