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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sunshine Committee Delays Action on Legislative Records

The Associated Press covered the Sunshine Committee meeting held yesterday in Ellensburg. The Committee is delaying a recommendation on the narrower definition of "public record" that applies to legislators' records until the state Supreme Court decides whether, or to what extent, a constitutional "legislative privilege" applies.

Jonathan Bechtle of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation wrote this op-ed in Monday's Seattle P-I on legislative privilege. Jason Mercier of the Washington Policy Center wrote this on legislative privilege and the Sunshine Committee's treatment of it.