On the Record

April 25, 2013

In this edition of Northwest Now, On the Record:  The battle over your right to know, members of the Washington Coalition for Open Government talk about their efforts to protect citizen's right to examine the records generated by all levels of government under the state's Public Records Act. Washington has one of the strongest open records in the nation, but in forty years since the act was passed, more than 500 exceptions have crept into the law with many cities, countries, agencies and interest groups pushing for more.  What can be done to protect your right to know?  WACOG President Toby Nixon, Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, and News Tribune investigative reporter Sean Robinson will discuss


Program will be available online after broadcast.

Resources:
News Tribune report: Open courts, closed files
Washington Coalition for Open Government

Open Government Ombudsman
Pierce County Auditor's office


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