House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today joined Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) at a press conference in the Statehouse to announce the installation of cameras in four additional House hearing rooms, signaling the completion of a major project to offer live coverage of all House committee meetings for the first time, fulfilling a long-time Democratic priority of a more open and transparent committee process.
“Government transparency should never be a partisan issue, and House Democrats have pushed for cameras in committee rooms for many years,” said Leader Sykes. “Taxpayers have a right to know what is happening in their statehouses and allowing a live look into the legislative process is key for ethical governing. That is why I was proud to work across the aisle with Speaker Householder to see this historic transition to fruition. With these much-needed reforms in transparency, Ohio taxpayers will now be better able to engage with and access their state government and elected officials.”
To view committee livestreams and access archived videos, visit the Ohio Channel’s website at http://www.ohiochannel.org/.