Newspapers Urge Inslee to Veto SB6617 in Rare Page 1 Editorials.

Newspapers Urge Inslee to Veto SB6617 in Rare Page 1 Editorials

At least 13 Washington daily newspapers took the unusual step of running front-page editorial commentary on Feb. 27, 2018, urging Gov. Jay Inslee to veto the theoretically veto-proof SB 6617, in which the State Legislature exempted itself from the Public Records Act.

Following are links to the newspapers whose front pages featured editorials stating the opinion of their editorial boards and urging readers to call the governor’s office and urge him to veto the bill, even if the legislature overrides the veto.

Bellingham Herald – Legislators vote themselves secrecy privileges; if Inslee doesn’t veto, voters must act

Ellensberg Daily Record – Front Page Editorial: Elected officials attempt to hide

Everett Herald – Editorial: Inslee must veto attempt at records runaround

Olympian – Gov. Inslee must veto legislative records bill

Seattle Times – Opinion: Governor Jay Inslee must stand up for the people and veto legislative-secrecy bill

Skagit Valley Herald – Editorial: Governor, citizens: Please stand up for open government

Spokane Spokesman-Review – Editorial: Veto the Legislature’s secrecy bill

Tacoma News Tribune – Inslee must veto shameful public records bill

Tri-City Herald – Our Voice: Inslee must slap down Legislature’s end-run around public records law

Yakima Herald-Republic – It is critical to keep public records public

Vancouver Columbian – In Our View: Gov. Inslee Must Veto Public Records Bill

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin – State lawmakers can’t be above the law

Wenatchee World – Editorial | Governor Inslee: Veto this bad bill