Lawmakers shielded from public scrutiny | Letter

Legislators don’t want the citizens to know who is buying their vote.

Lawmakers were one of us until we elected them to office. Now they seem to think they are more important, by having passed SB 6617 to shield their calendars and communications from public scrutiny – again, different rules than they pass for the “commoners.” They don’t want the citizens to know who is buying their vote and writing legislation for them.

There needs to be a law that requires all legislators, at federal and state level, to abide under the same system and laws that apply to all citizens. Since no one would sponsor that kind of bill, maybe it needs to be a citizen initiative that lets the voters decide.

Larry Brickman

Bellevue

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