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Monday, February 11, 2008

(Vancouver) Columbian Editorial on Taping Bill

The editorials on the taping bill keep coming and coming. Here is the (Vancouver) Columbian's. It says:

"The only reason any public official could oppose this bill would be fear of doing something wrong, and if that happens, wouldn't it be best if a judge and then the public found out about it?

"HB 3292 is brilliantly crafted. It provides as much protection for proper behavior as it provides scrutiny of improper behavior. Legislators should stop listening to the cowering whiners and pass the bill. The public has the right to know about violations of executive session rules. 'Wouldn't capable public servants want the tape recorder there?'"