Friday, June 09, 2006

Printing all legislative votes would fill the newspaper

QUESTION: The Gazette reported on the performance and voting record of our state representatives and senators from the past session of the state legislature. Why does The Gazette not report on the performance and voting record of our U.S. representatives and senators? I would bet that if you carried such a column on a daily basis you would receive a great deal of positive feedback.
- A. Michaels

ANSWER: The Gazette has a reporter covering the state legislature who compiles the voting records. The newspaper does not have a staff reporter in Washington, D.C., but The Gazetteā€™s wire desk monitors the Colorado votes on key bills to run with the stories. Deputy managing editor Dean Toda said a compilation of all votes on all bills would fill the paper with tiny agate type.


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