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From The Seattle Times:

Gov. Inslee vetoes Legislature’s controversial public-records bill
After a week of fierce public outcry, Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday night vetoed a controversial public-records bill that Washington state lawmakers hurriedly approved last week.

Inslee’s veto came as part of a broader deal between lawmakers and the news organizations that in September brought a legal challenge to the Legislature’s longstanding claim that it’s exempt from Washington’s voter-approved Public Records Act.

But We The People found their voice and acted against the deep state:

The veto marks a stunning turnaround since last Friday, when legislators voted overwhelmingly to pass the bill that would have exempted the Legislature from the Public Records Act.

Between then and late Thursday afternoon, about 19,000 phone calls, emails and letters had poured into the governor’s office — almost all of them urging Inslee to oppose the bill.

And they knew that they were trying to get away with something sneaky:

Lawmakers approved the legislation 48 hours after announcing it, and without public hearings or floor debate.

But their swift action and lack of public comment on the bill drew blowback from state residents, open-government advocates and news organizations.

Time to vote those clowns out of office. They didn't want to have their actions brought to public light. That is not how government is supposed to work.

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