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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Seattle Times on Washington Getting an "F" on National Open-Gov't Study

Mike Fancher, Seattle Times editor-at-large, writes this column on the recent "F" Washington state received in a national open-government study. This column is a must-read.

To see the full report, go to last week's og-blog posting on this. It shows that corruption-challenged states like New Jersey and Louisiana beat Washington's pants off on open government. That should concern you. A lot.

P.S. How is it possible that Washington gets an "F" on open-government when Gov. Gregoire is running state government and she has, according to Governing Magazine, "brought state government a transparency it had never known before"? Either Washington has a fabulous open-government system or Governing Magazine got a little carried away.