All Senate committee rooms now provide streaming audio and video, and real-time committee votes will be available on the Internet. All materials presented in interim studies and committee meetings are being made available online. High-resolution cameras have been added to the Senate chamber, and those watching proceedings online will be able to link to associated bill text. Archived, searchable audio archives of the Senate's legislative sessions will be available online.
Most Oklahomans may never need to use those services, but they remain a wise investment of resources. Transparency fosters better government. The Senate leadership is to be commended for advancing that cause.