Whew! I am discovering that keeping the document index up to date is a major hassle, but without the index readers would be forced to browse the records one-by-one. Sigh. The work makes me feel like I am a graduate student again, actually…
Anyway, I have added another column on the document index to differentiate between the comment solicitations previously uploaded, and the various privilege log records that I have added to the cache today. You’ll notice on the spreadsheet that many of the same people appear over and over, namely the Governor’s Policy Office staff, various Deputy Attorneys General, Linda Smith and, for some strange reason, Department of Budget and Finance Director, Georgina Kawamura. So far, Director Kawamura appears to have had her fingers in nearly every bill considered for approval or veto in 2009! Not sure what to make of that… It makes me wish I could see those records to see if Kawamura makes substantive comments every time, or only a cursory review and boilerplate commentary.
Also, I should point out that the Governor’s Policy Office staff listed above are typically summarizing comments submitted by various executive branch entities. I considered showing those entities in the “sender” column of the spreadsheet, but took the easier way out. However, if you want to know those entities badly enough, then you can look at the PDF document(s) to see exactly who participated. For the most part those entities reflect the comment solicitation recipients.
I reckon it will take me at least two more long sessions of cataloging and uploading to finish with the privilege logs. Then I will begin cataloging and uploading the records that are actual comments on the legislation from the public. Have patience.
Just like last time, to look at any particular document, point your browser to
[substituting the asterisks with the four-digit document number you want, using leading zeros as needed]. For example, here is the link to view the first page of the privilege log. REMINDER: all of the contents of this site (to include the uploaded documents) are published under a Creative Commons license. Please, respect the terms of that license.
Comments on anything you find notable within the privilege logs (or among the comment solicitations previously uploaded) are welcome.