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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Gov. Gregoire Releases Sunshine Committee Records

The Associated Press reports that Governor Gregoire reversed her earlier decision to withhold Sunshine Committee records. She released the records on Friday.

Fair is fair. When the Governor or any other government official does the right thing, we acknowledge it. However, the bottom line is that Gov. Gregoire's instinct was to withhold the information. After several brutal editorials she finally decided to release the records--which is more of a political survival tactic than an "open-government" philosophy.