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:
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Originally posted here at Utah.Politico.Hub.