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Tag: frank chopp

July
23rd

RECORDS: Lawmakers try to reduce public access

Well, there they go again. State and local lawmakers continue to attack our Public Records Act, which helps ensure the public’s right to know what our governments are doing.

For example, in our state House, a sizable number of representatives – let’s say the Gang of 26 – sponsored House Bill 1128. Five notable culprits of that gang are state Reps. Dawn Morrell, D-Puyallup; Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard; Larry Seaquist, D-Gig Harbor; Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma; and Tami Green, D-Lakewood.

I’m tired of people reaching into my wallet without my knowledge and permission, and then preventing taxpayers from knowing about the

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Jan.
31st

SCHOOLS: Where have all the leaders gone?

Children of Washington state take a back seat in the Legislature again. Plastic bags, driving in the rain with headlights and gay marriage are much more important in Olympia.

Kids can’t vote, so year after year the arrogant, self-centered elected “leaders” of our state ignore our schools. House Speaker Frank Chop has an iron grip on every Democrat in the House. Nothing sees the light of day without his blessing. The Senate is the same.

The governor gives lip service. She called a special session of the Legislature, paid lawmakers  for doing nothing and still has no budget solution. While

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