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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Kander launches TheMissouriChannel.com to make legislative debate more accessible to the public
Jefferson City, MO — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced an initiative to make state government more open and accessible to Missourians, TheMissouriChannel.com. As the state's chief records keeper, Kander is responsible for managing both current and historical records of state government to ensure those records are accessible to Missouri citizens. He started this initiative to give Missourians access to government information that currently is not readily available.
“One of my major goals as secretary of state is to make government more transparent and accessible, and this project will go a long way to achieve that,” Kander said. “Even better, this initiative comes at no additional cost to the taxpayers, because it’s using systems already in place.”
On TheMissouriChannel.com, Missourians will find archived audio files of floor debate from the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives so they can listen to their government in action when it’s convenient for them. Currently, Missourians can only listen to live-streaming debate. Last week’s House and Senate debates are already on the site, as well as links to the daily journals, so visitors to the website can more easily search through the audio.
The initiative will grow in the coming months and years to provide Missourians more access to the Missouri Legislature and statewide officeholders.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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