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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Changes in committee workings limit public input

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Committees are the doers of the Legislature. The process is designed to be slow, deliberative and encourage public input.
 
However, speed and secrecy are increasingly being used to limit public involvement and careful legislative deliberation.
 Public hearings are one place people can make an impact on a developing new law. By testifying at a hearing, a person can directly provide input.

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