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Keeping government open
By Scott Wilson

Publisher, Port Townsend Leader



Once again, our local elected representatives gathered under the great marble dome of the Capitol in Olympia and once again they were greeted by dozens of lobbyists from public agencies or the nonprofit lobby groups for public agencies, all of them are ultimately funded by your tax or rate dollars.

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Bill targeting public records access is dead
By LaVendrick Smith

WNPA Olympia News Bureau



OLYMPIA-A controversial bill that would have allowed local agencies to prioritize how they fulfill public records requests is dead.

House Bill 2576, which drew criticism from open-government proponents, but had strong support from local government entities, has been placed in the Washington State House Rules Committee "X" file, and will receive no further consideration this session, said the bill's sponsor Rep. Joan McBride, D-Kirkland.

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