In Nebraska, committee meetings are routinely streamed on the internet. It allows the people who put state senators in office, known as voters, to see what they are doing. In Kansas, it’s a completely different story.
WOWT sister station WIBW in Topeka investigated why Kansas lawmakers do not use cameras which are in place and ready to steam conference committees from inside the Topeka capitol.
The answer is simple. Committee chair members don’t have much interest in turning the cameras on.
The State House Information technology director says there is video streaming capability in the Kansas Supreme courtroom, but it’s only used occasionally.
In Nebraska, the state supreme court often streams its proceedings.
All of it is done courtesy of Nebraska Educational Telecommunications. Click HERE for a link to NET’s Live & On Demand Website for State Government.