Yesterday, the Assembly Workgroup on Legislative Process, Operations and Public Participation released its recommendations to improve transparency, foster greater public participation and increase our effectiveness within the legislative process. I am pleased to have been an active member of this important Workgroup. The recommendations we have made are a significant step forward in making the legislative process more open and accessible to the public. We have also recommended a number of administrative changes that will increase our efficiency and improve the work of the legislature. I thank Speaker Heastie for his leadership in making this initiative a priority and look forward to implementation of these changes."