Friday, February 25, 2011

Olive Branch in the Video War?

I hadn't looked at Gov. Susana Martinez's website in a couple of days. It looks like there have been some changes on her committee video page.

As of Wednesday night, there were several videos of Saturday's Consumer and Public Affairs Committee hearing on the driver's license issue. Now there's just one at the bottom of the page.

It appears at first glance that the six or seven videos that originally appeared on the site have been combined into one long one.

More significantly, a written narrative in which Martinez praised the committee members who voted for the bill and said she was disappointed with the ones who voted to table it, is gone. Several senators had complained that  taxpayer money shouldn't be used on a government to "attack" opponents.

Is this an olive branch for some legislators?

UPDATE 3:53 p.m.: Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell says not to read too much into the changes."We’re just making presentation changes so that the videos are easier to view by the public. Now, the public doesn’t have to click through numerous videos on each hearing, and we’re providing links to bill text, etc."