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Lawmaker offers compromise on public-records transparency

Feb 01, 2019 - The Seattle Times

OLYMPIA - Even as the bitterness from last year's public-records showdown continues to linger, a state lawmaker from Seattle is sponsoring new legislation to open up some of the Legislature's records.

Unlike last year's ill-fated public-records proposal - loathed by the public and vetoed by Gov. Jay Inslee - Sen. Jamie Pedersen's new proposal would not exempt the Legislature from Washington's 1972 voter-approved transparency law and would not keep all old records secret. Senate Bill 5784 ...