As your humble organ (and the rest of the provincial press pack) earlier reported, the legislative assembly management committee's members were principally responsible for negotiating the MLA pay raise. That commitee meets in secret but publishes its minutes - a document that might provide some insight into why our elected representatives thought they could get away with this porkbarrelling. Pity those minutes aren't available. A jaunt down to the clerk of committees' office reveals that body's members haven't approved publication of those minutes since January. Although staffers noted that approval is expected come through later this week.
November 21, 2005