Time for Legislature to live by open government rules

With policy cutoff behind us, the list of living and walking dead bills (nothing is really dead till sine die) is being compiled. Among the proposals that didn’t even receive a hearing, however, is a bill based on WPC’s recommendation for the Legislature to truly provide Washingtonians the opportunity to participate in the legislative debate while also ensuring lawmakers live by the same open government rules the rest of the state’s public officials operate under.

As noted by Peter Callaghan of The Tacoma News Tribune:


NEFAC extends deadline for Citizen Right to Know and FOI awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The New England First Amendment Coalition is extending to Jan. 14 the entry deadline on new awards to private citizens and professional journalists who advanced the public's right to know in 2012.

Rosanna Cavanagh, NEFAC executive director, said the fact the awards were introduced only last month and the amount of interest displayed across the region prompted many requests for an extension.