July 15, 2024 7:22 am

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Op-Ed: Government records belong to the public

public records

The Washington Public Records Act (PRA), passed into State Law by citizens’ initiative in 1972, allows the public to inspect the records that elected officials create as part of doing the people’s business. That includes letters, emails, phone logs, meeting minutes and other documents submitted to the legislature and created by the elected representatives at […]

Washington State Legislature passed a record high number of citizen initiatives in 2024

Washington initiatives

The Washington State Legislature adjourned this year’s legislative session on March 7 passing three citizen-initiated initiatives into law—the most ever for a single year. From 1912, when the state’s initiative process was established, to 2023, just six Initiatives to the Legislature (ITLs) have received legislative approval. With three approved this year, the total increases to […]

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