The Fight for Legislative Records

Number 28537
Subject Public Records
Source Associated Press
State
Year 2019
Publication Date February 2018 — December 2019
Summary The group of stories submitted start with the anti-transparency actions that Washington state lawmakers took after an AP-led coalition prevailed in superior court in January 2018, when a judge ruled that state lawmakers are subject to the same public disclosure law that other elected officials are. The final story and glance are on the state Supreme Court in December 2019 upholding that lower court ruling. The state high court ruling is the end of a nearly three- year effort by Rachel La Corte at The Associated Press to successfully challenge lawmakers’ assertion that they had a special exemption from the state’s Public Records Act.
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Keywords Associated Press, AP, public records, Washington, court, legislation, lawsuit
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