How Transparent Is The Georgia Legislature?

Feb 24, 2017

The Georgia Senate is one of  26 chambers in the nation that does not offer video streaming of committee meetings. Lawmakers often bar reporters and citizens from observing, and they don’t want other lawmakers recording the proceedings.

Some senators are going rogue--using mobile phones or small cameras to stream committee meetings. Those actions have called for new rules, leading to a mess of tension and controversy. Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kristina Torres breaks down the debate.