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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Another Editorial on Withholding Sunshine Committee Records

Just when we honestly thought the ire at the Governor's decision to withhold public records about the Sunshine Committee had died down, the Skagit-Valley Herald editorializes:

"Gov. Chris Gregoire rained a bit on the principles that established the state’s Sunshine Committee last week by refusing to make public the names and resumes of individuals she passed over for seats on the panel. ... [T]he notion of any records relating to the Sunshine Committee being nondisclosable is preposterous. But no more so than the governor’s claim that unpaid committee members are state employees."

The Skagit Valley Herald is the second paper today to editorialize on this, joining the Bellingham Herald (see posting below).