OLYMPIA -- Washington state residents are on the verge of losing their constitutionally granted right to know what goes on in local governments, an open-government activist says.
Former state Rep. Toby Nixon, president of the Washington State Coalition for Open Government, said he hopes the Legislature will take action this year to protect that right.
"Without access to information about what the government is doing, we lose control," Nixon said. "Whoever has the most knowledge has the most power."
The nonprofit group hopes that lawmakers during this legislative session will restrict the use of attorney-client privilege, protect public access to government workers' birth dates and push for recording of closed government meetings.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Nice Work By Washington Coalition...
Posted by National Freedom of Information Coalition at 10:14 AM
Labels: FOI reform, new exemptions, Washington
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