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Legislative Webcasts and Broadcasts

Legislative Broadcasts and Webcasts

3/17/2014

Live Coverage of Floor Proceedings and Committee Hearings

Video cameraLive webcasts or television broadcasts of legislative proceedings are available from at least one chamber in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Many legislatures also offer webcasts of all or selected committee hearings. More than half the states also archive and make available on the web floor proceedings, and about half archive some or all committee proceedings (for varying lengths of time). At least 30 states and D.C. broadcast some legislative proceedings on television.

Below is a chart with links to state legislatures' offerings. 

(Note: Some links may not be active if proceedings are not taking place at the time the link is selected.)

State

Chamber

Live Webcasts of Floor Proceedings 

Archived Webcasts of Floor Proceedings 

Live Webcasts of Some or All Committee Hearings

Archived Webcasts of Some or All Committee Hearings

Television Broadcasts

Total No. of States with TV or Webcasts: 50+DC, PR  

Total audio or video:
50 + DC, PR

Total audio or video: 
39 + DC, PR

Total audio or video: 
39 + DC, PR

Total audio or video: 
33 + DC, PR

Total television: 
32 + DC, PR

Alabama

House
Senate

Audio
Audio, Video

 

 

 

 

Alaska

Both

Video

Video

Video

Video

Gavel Alaska

Arizona

House
Senate

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

Arizona Capitol TV

Arkansas

House

 Video

 Video

 Video

 Video

Arkansas Educational Television Network, Uverse, Comcast

California

Both
Assembly
Senate

Video
Audio
Audio

Video

Video
Audio
Audio

Video

The California Channel

Colorado

Both

Video / Audio

Video / Audio

Audio

Audio

The Colorado Channel

Connecticut

Both
House
Senate

Audio/Video
Video
Video

Video
Audio
Audio

Audio/Video

Audio/Video

Connecticut Network (CTN)

Delaware

House

Audio

 

 

 

 
District of Columbia  

 Video

 Video

 Video

 Video

OCT TV-13

Florida

House
Senate

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

The Florida Channel

Georgia

House
Senate

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video

 Video

Georgia Public Television

Hawaii

House
Senate

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Capitol TV

Idaho

Both

Video

Video

 Video

Video

Idaho Public TV

Illinois

House
Senate

Video
Video

 

Audio, Video for selected
Audio, Video for selected

 

The Illinois Channel

Indiana

House
Senate

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

 

Iowa

House
Senate

Video
Video

Video
 Video

 

 

 

Kansas

House
Senate

Audio
Audio

 

 

 

 

Kentucky

Both

Video

Video

Video

Video

KETKY--The Kentucky Channel

Louisiana

House
Senate

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB)

Maine

House
Senate

Audio / Video
Audio / Video

 

Audio (joint Committees)
Audio (joint Committees)

 

 Maine Capitol Connection (PBS)

Maryland

House
Senate

Audio
Audio

Video
Audio

Video
Audio

Maryland Public Television

Massachusetts

House
Senate

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video (limited)
Video (limited)

Video (limited)
Video (limited)

 

Michigan

House
Senate

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video

Video
Audio, Video 
(limited)

Video
 

 

Minnesota

House
Senate

Video
Video

Audio, Video
Video

Video
Video

Audio, Video
Video

Minnesota Channel

Mississippi

Both

Video

 Video

Video

Video

 

Missouri

House
Senate

Audio
Audio

Audio
Audio

 

 

 

Montana*

Both

Audio, Video

Audio, Video

Audio, Video

Audio/Video

TVMT

Nebraska

Unicameral

Video

 

 

 

Nebraska Educational Television

Nevada*

Both

Video

 

Video
 

   

New Hampshire

House
Senate

Audio, Video
Audio

Audio
Audio

Audio (limiited)

 

 

New Jersey

Both

Video

Audio or Video

Audio or Video

Audio

New Jersey Cable Telecommunications Association

New Mexico

Both

Video

 

 Video

 

 

New York

Assembly
Senate

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video (selected)
Video

Video (selected)
Video


CTANY

North Carolina

House
Senate

Audio
Audio

Audio

Audio (selected)

 

 

North Dakota*

Both

Video

Video

 

 

 

Ohio

Both

Video

Video

 Video (selected)

 Video (selected)

The Ohio Channel

Oklahoma

House
Senate

Audio, Video
Video

Audio
Audio

Video (selected)
Video (selected)

 Audio

OETA

Oregon

Both

Audio, Video

Audio

Video

Audio

Oregon Public Affairs Network

Pennsylvania

House
Senate

Audio, Video
Audio

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN)
Puerto Rico
 

House

Senate

Video, Audio

Video

 

Video

 

 

Video

 

 

Video

Liberty Cablevision - Channel 10

Rhode Island

Both

 Video

 Video

 Video

 Video

Rhode Island Capitol Television

South Carolina

House
Senate

Audio / Video
Audio / Video

Video
Video

Video
Video

Video
Video
South Carolina ETV

South Dakota

Both

Video

Audio

Video

Audio

South Dakota Public Television (SDPTV)

Tennessee

Both
House
Senate

Video


Video
Video

Video


Video
Video

WKNO Public Broadcasting

Texas*

House
Senate

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

 AT&T UVerse TV

Utah

House
Senate

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

Audio, Video
Audio, Video

 

Vermont

Both

Audio

 

 

 

 
Virgin Islands  

Video

       

Virginia

House
Senate

Video
Video

 

 

 

 

Washington

Both

Video

Video

Video

Video

 TVW

West Virginia

Both

 Audio

 

 Audio (selected)

 

 

Wisconsin

Both

Video

Video

Video

Video

 Wisconsin Eye

Wyoming

House
Senate

Audio
Audio

Audio
Audio

 

 

 

* Biennial legislatures--hold sessions every other year (odd years).
Please contact Pam Greenberg with questions or with updates and changes to this list.

 

 

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