The Arkansas House of Representatives will be considering an important issue tomorrow and Wednesday: Whether or not to live stream their committee meetings over the Internet.

The House spent hundreds of thousand dollars installing cameras and computer equipment that would allow House committees to stream video of their discussions via the Arkansas House’s website. Now committees are going to take a vote on whether or not to utilize that technology.

We think live streaming committee meetings is a great idea. The Arkansas House of Representatives spent the money; they have the technology; they should use it. That way it will be easier than ever for citizens to be a part of the political process by being able to watch committee discussions as they happen.

If you agree that every House committee with the option to live stream should do so, then call your Representative on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, and ask him or her to support live streaming of committee meetings.  The phone number for the Capitol switchboard is 501-682-6211.