Confusion over the Public Records Act has Washington lawmakers adopting new practices that may or may not have anything to do with the actual law.

Submitted by NFOIC on Tue, 01/28/2020 - 8:00am

If you wander around the Washington state Capitol this year, you’ll see fresh messages posted outside many legislators’ offices.

“No paper, please,” read some of the new flyers.

“We are going paperless!” proclaim others.

The key reason isn’t environmental (though some lawmakers say that’s a factor, too).

Rather, the shift is mainly a result of a recent Washington Supreme Court ruling that state legislators must comply with the state’s Public Records Act. (Read more here...)