Incentive to release records


Here’s to hoping the courts here follow the lead of the Washington state Supreme Court.

The court there ruled that withholding public records on the public financing of a stadium justifies a $800,000 fine. In the case, a man had to wait years to get all the public records he sought — well after the vote on the project.

The fine sounds fair to me.

A justice explained why the fine should be so much:

“A flea bite does little to deter an elephant.”

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