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Monday, March 3, 2008

Time For an Initiative? Oh, Yes

This fabulous column by Kate Riley of the Seattle Times makes the case for a public records and open meetings initiative to fix the recent set backs from the Supreme Court and legislature. Says Riley:

"The citizens' window into local government workings has been sliding steadily shut.
All over the windowpanes are the fingerprints of a majority of the state's Supreme Court justices, state lawmakers doing favors for their local-government lobbyist pals and the governor.

"Time to prop that window back open with a heavy stick of a voter initiative."

You will be hearing more about an initiative in the coming months.

P.S. The column quotes Allied Law Group's Greg Overstreet.