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Washington state Rep. Paul Graves is proposing to end the cloak of secrecy around legislative emails, calendars and other records. The move comes as media outlets, including public radio, have sued the Legislature over public records.

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Several media outlets, including public radio, have filed an open records lawsuit against the Washington Legislature. The lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks access to lawmaker emails, text messages and calendars.

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Washington lawmakers are working this year to craft a solution to the state’s school funding crisis. Much of their work is happening behind the scenes and in closed door meetings. So who’s in those meetings and who’s trying to influence the outcome? The top four leaders of the legislature denied a public records request to see their emails and calendars. 

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State agencies in Oregon struggle to fulfill complex requests for public information. That's one conclusion of an audit released Tuesday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office.

Oregon Attorney General's Office

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum convened a task force Thursday that will consider overhauling the state's 40-year-old public records law.