Malliotakis Fights for Transparency in Government
Assembly Majority stifles bill to help constituents view voting records
April 26, 2012
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently sponsored a motion in the state Assembly that would have posted voting records for every Assembly member on their individual websites in an effort to increase transparency in government. The legislation was blocked from coming to the floor for a vote by members of the Assembly Majority. "Every constituent should have the right to easily access their legislator's voting record," said Malliotakis. "I find it shameful that members of the Majority prevented a vote on this bill that would bring transparency to the state legislature. Blocking this legislation is an affront to the concept of open government."