Who do they think they are - WA State lawmakers

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Talk about a sense of entitlement - from The Bellingham Herald:

Washington lawmakers press case that public records law doesn’t apply to them
Attorneys representing the Washington state Legislature on Tuesday urged the state Supreme Court to overturn part of a trial court decision that said legislators must release records to the public under a broad definition that covers state departments and other elected officials.

In 2017, a coalition of media organizations led by the Associated Press and including The News Tribune filed a lawsuit alleging lawmakers were violating state law by not disclosing records to the public such as emails, work calendars and sexual harassment complaints.

Last year, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese ruled that the open records law applies to individual lawmakers and their offices. The Legislature appealed that decision. The media coalition filed a cross-appeal, arguing that Lanese also should have ruled that the administrative offices of the House and the Senate are subject to the broad disclosure requirements in the state’s public records law.

Hey legislators - you were elected to public office by your constituents and you are a servant of same. You work for us, not the other way around. You do not get to hide behind a desk. You are accountable for your actions. Get it? Now stop sniveling and get back to working for us.

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