2006-01-13 / Community

Pheffer: View Gavel-To-Gavel Coverage of Assembly

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announcee that the “New York State Legislative Proceedings” – unedited gavel-to-gavel coverage of both the Senate and Assembly – will appear on Time Warner Queens on channel 156.

“Expanding the televising of sessions is another example of the Assembly’s ongoing efforts to improve the way we do business,” Assemblywoman Pheffer said. “In addition, conference committee meetings and basic information about legislators will be broadcast. Coverage of sessions has been available via the Internet for four years. Expanding to cable television will help even more New Yorkers stay informed on the issues that affect their lives.”

Assemblywoman Pheffer added that broadcasts of Assembly sessions, the first of the houses to go on the air back in 2001, will continue on the Assembly Web site.

“This program will go a long way toward the Assembly efforts to create a statewide, full-service public affairs cable channel devoted to state government,” Assemblywoman Pheffer said. “This reform will fundamentally change for the better the way New York’s government operates by increasing transparency and bringing legislative proceedings to people’s living rooms.

“This latest Assembly initiative builds on our commitment to open up state government,” Assemblywoman Pheffer concluded.

For more information regarding televised sessions, local air times, or to watch proceedings online log on to the Assembly Web page at www.assembly state.ny.us.

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