Today, while perusing the the Deseret News, I found out that the Utah Legislature just launched a kids page. You'd think that there would be a better way for me to find out about things like this. You'd be wrong.
The Legislature's kids page is geared toward helping kids understand the legislative process and is, in my opinion, well done. Utah.gov also has a kids page. You'd think that they'd want to coordinate with us and get their page featured on the Utah.gov kids page or even the homepage since Utah.gov is supposed to be the web site for all of Utah government, not just the executive branch. Again you'd be wrong.
The different branches of government are jealous of their independence and rightly so. Its what provides the checks and balances that are so important to our democracy. Part of our challenge is figuring out how to make technology respect that independence.