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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Washington Senate Votes to Make Voter Petitions Public Records

Washington Senators voted 28-20 to make voter petitions public records, including the names and addresses of people who sign initiatives and referenda.

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court said it will decide whether the people who signed Referendum 71 petitions should have their names publicly disclosed. Referendum 71 sought to overturn an expanded gay rights law.

For more about the bill, click here.

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