Liz Teams Up with Assembly Member Micah Kellner to Fight for a Governor’s “Questions Hour”

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Liz and Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner have teamed up to push through legislation, which has already passed the Senate, to create a Governor’s Questions Hour, opening up debates over the direction of the State to public scrutiny.  The bill would require the Governor to stand before the Legislature for an hour each month during the legislative session to answer questions from Senators and Assembly Members, in a televised interaction similar to the British tradition of Prime Minister’s Questions.

A Governor’s Questions Hour would help break the logjam in Albany’s political process, giving New Yorkers direct access to the discussions which shape the State’s policies.  By pushing political debates out into the open, it will create a remedy to the backroom dealings and bickering for which New York’s State Government has become notorious.

Read more about the Governor’s Questions Hour legislation.