Op-ed: Don’t let local governments gut the (Washington) Public Records Act

Opinion from the Seattle Times:

FOR 40 years, Washington’s Public Records Act has been a window for anyone to see what’s going on in state, county and city governments, schools and other local agencies. As a recent example, this landmark law helped The Seattle Times uncover troubles leading to Rob Holland’s resignation from the Port of Seattle Commission.

The bad news is: Our local governments are fighting hard to weaken the act. And some state legislators are championing the cause of scaling back the public’s right to know.