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Monday, March 16, 2009

Op-Ed on Legislature Providing Their Own Public Records

Here is a great op-ed piece in today's Olympian by Jason Mercier of the Washington Policy Center.

It describes why the Legislature should not be exempt from the Public Records Act (we don't think they are, but we'll assume so for the sake of argument). The op-ed piece looks at the recent example of an email from a labor union to legislators that, according to reported accounts, links campaign contributions to voting for a bill. We only know about the email because the Legislature decided to tell us.