Posted: Dec 6, 2010 6:22 AM by Nichole Larkey
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislature is updating electronics in both chambers at the state Capitol for an estimated cost of more than $1 million.
House Speaker Jim Tucker tells The Advocate that the work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
For the most part, the desk equipment has been replaced with new digital technology, including flat-screen monitors. Technicians are wiring the computer-controlled systems up through the floor into the desks.
In addition, the House and Senate also upgraded committee hearing rooms from analog to digital technology. Tucker said people will be able to follow legislative hearings online with greater consistency and clarity.
Both chambers also are getting new voting machines.