- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) - Lawmakers in a rural northern New Jersey county have voted to explore whether they should start videotaping themselves taking votes.

The Sussex County freeholders voted Wednesday to look into whether they should record their meetings to broadcast on public access cable.

The measure passed 4-1, but the New Jersey Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1tdX8Cd ) that Freeholder Carl Lazzaro opposed the measure and says he worries it will encourage showboating.

He says “this is going to be everybody’s chance to be on TV.”

Freeholder Richard Vohden made the proposal after alluding to the low turnout of 20 to 40 people at meetings. He says the county has the technology and staffing that would be required.

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