I don’t mean to belabor this matter about House Speaker Robbie Wills and his newly established taxpayer-funded propaganda ministry in the Arkansas House of Representatives, but let’s belabor this matter.
Rep. Dan Greenberg, who along with House Minority Leader Bryan King and Rep. Ed Garner has been vocal in opposition to Wills’ scheme, has a good post below where he notes that Wills chalks up the whole dang mix-up to a “mistaken paraphrase” of his intentions by a reporter.
Said reporter, John Lyon of the Arkansas News Bureau, has kindly posted the transcript of his recorded interview with Wills, who clearly states in the transcript that the goal of the office is to “advocate the objectives of the leadership of the House of Representatives.” See for yourself.
And by the way, invaluable Arkansas Project commenter ddubb asks below, If the House leadership is so committed to open communication from legislators to the public, why did they try to shut down GOP Rep. Mark Martin from blogging committee hearings just last month? Excellent question, ddubb!