Senators' votes to be published on the Web

April 10, 2008 10:56:32 AM PDT
The state Senate has decided to publish its roll call votes on legislation on its Web site.Republican Minority Leader Charles Copeland says the move toward open government required hard work and conversations behind the scenes.

Under the policy, the votes will be posted online the day after the voting.

Copeland, meanwhile, says he plans to continue pushing for another open government measure, ending the so-called "desk drawer" veto. Under current Senate rules, committee chairmen can kill legislation without a vote by ignoring pending bills.