Re: “Inslee must veto shameful public records bill,” (TNT editorial, 2/27).
Many major papers ran front-page editorials on the same day regarding a bill that would allow an exemption to state legislators under public disclosure laws.
Questions have been raised as to why this was brought forth so late in the session, and why it didn’t go through the usual law-making process.
What’s more, it was passed with an alarming 83-14 in the House and 41-7 in the Senate.
I am curious how such swift action and rare collaboration between parties could be mounted on a bill such as this, which will benefit not the people but the politicians who should be working for them.
They don’t seem to put the same efforts towards much more pressing matters such as safety in our schools.
Clearly our legislators are capable of hunkering down and getting bills passed. Clearly they can cooperate and reach an agreement with a very large majority on both sides of the aisle.
So what exactly are we to think as voters when they show they are capable, but only when it is to benefit them?