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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Skagit Valley Herald Editorial on Taping Executive Sessions

Add the Skagit Valley Herald to the chorus of newspapers urging the passage of the taping bill. Says the Herald:

"Recording for executive sessions is done in several other states with no ill effect. It can only serve to make elected officials more alert against abuse of closed door sessions for purposes other than those allowed by law. We hope that our own local officials will instruct their state associations to cease their lobbying against this valuable protection of the public interest."