Publishers Association: 'This opens the door to abuse'
Last updated 3/1/2018 at Noon
The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association is deeply disturbed by the Legislature’s action to limit the public’s right to know.
As of Friday, Feb. 23, the state’s lawmakers and their staffs are no longer subject to the state’s Public Records Act.
Most problematic is the way our elected officials went about this. They crafted the law in secret, and with less than a day’s notice and without public comment, they made it effective immediately and retroactive to the time of statehood.
Last month a Superior Court judge ruled that the state Legislature is subject to the Public Re...