September 19, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 22

It's time to reconsider taping executive sessions

Write to the Point

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

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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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