“State House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses public records
with the Peninsula Daily News editorial board,” March 29, 2018.
Photo credit: Jesse Major, Peninsula Daily News.
– “Legislation ‘classic mistake:’ House GOP chief talks about public records, 24th District”
“Washington House Minority Leader J. T. Wilcox said he was wrong to support a law exempting state lawmakers from the state Public Records Act, which was vetoed by Gov. Jay Inslee.”
“The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit against the Legislature by The Associated Press, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association [incoming President is Nisqually Valley News Publisher/Editor Michael Wagar], Sound Publishing, Inc. — which owns Peninsula Daily News — and other media organizations.
The media organizations had sued last year for lawmakers’ internal communications and records pertaining to alleged sexual harassment incidents.”
“‘You guys [the news media and the public] absolutely kicked our ass,’ Wilcox said,” by Paul Gottlieb, Peninsula Daily News.