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It's time to reconsider taping executive sessions

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At the risk of calling in the proverbial air strike on my head, here goes.

In 2008, then Attorney General Rob McKenna joined then State Auditor Brian Sonntag to introduce House Bill 3292 – a measure that would have required the taping of executive sessions by the respective legislative body. In a position paper supporting the legislation – which never got out of committee – the conservative-leaning Washington Policy Center cited examples of executive session missteps by elected bodies from the Lewis County Board of Commissioners to the Yelm Fire District.

To that list, I add the Aug....

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