Rep. Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn), left), and Rep. Matt Manweller (R-Ellensburg) check their computers during the final day of the regular legislative session in Olympia on Thursday. Leadership in Washington’s House and Senate all denied requests to release their emails and daily calendars. Legislators have largely exempted themselves from the state public records law, which says “reports or correspondence made or received” by individual members of the Legislature are not public records.
Rep. Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn), left), and Rep. Matt Manweller (R-Ellensburg) check their computers during the final day of the regular legislative session in Olympia on Thursday. Leadership in Washington’s House and Senate all denied requests to release their emails and daily calendars. Legislators have largely exempted themselves from the state public records law, which says “reports or correspondence made or received” by individual members of the Legislature are not public records. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Rep. Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn), left), and Rep. Matt Manweller (R-Ellensburg) check their computers during the final day of the regular legislative session in Olympia on Thursday. Leadership in Washington’s House and Senate all denied requests to release their emails and daily calendars. Legislators have largely exempted themselves from the state public records law, which says “reports or correspondence made or received” by individual members of the Legislature are not public records. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com

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March 14, 2016 10:09 AM

Many state legislatures exempt themselves from record laws

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