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Sanford praises Senate for on-the-record voting

January 13, 2009


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In case you missed this piece from The State:

Sanford praises Senate for on-the-record voting

The Senate approved a measure today that would require most votes to be recorded votes instead of voice votes, which would allow the public to better track how lawmakers are voting.

The House took up a similar rule change last month.

Gov. Mark Sanford praised the Senate’s decision.

“We would give the Senate real credit for making this the first order of business in that it will bring more much-needed transparency to the legislative process,” Sanford said in a statement. “While these changes aren’t quite as simple and concrete as we’d like, what the Senate has done represents the most complete legislative step toward voting transparency we’ve seen so far. I’d give Senator (Harvey) Peeler particular credit for moving the ball forward on this front, and look forward to working with both the Senate and the House on more transparency measures through the session.”

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