House Speaker Robert DeLeo has completely shut the public out from viewing the debate for next year's budget, depriving taxpayers from the chance to see how the House intends to spend their money.
First, DeLeo extended the rope line cordoning off the House from the public and the media. Then, he moved debate into a private back room, "where House budget chief Rep. Brian Dempsey and his colleagues sort out which amendments to approve and which to reject..." (Michael Norton, "House budget debate a largely private affair," State House News Service, 4/28/15)
DeLeo's brazen attempt to shut the public out is just another example of the Democrat supermajority's lack of accountability. MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released a statement: