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Solidify GOP team

In response to your Jan. 8 editorial I assure you, the duly-elected Republican precinct committee officers of the 4th District take the responsibility of filling the vacated state Senate seat of Bob McCaslin very seriously. Bob has served the people of Spokane County well, and we are grateful!

I can think of no one more qualified, energetic and committed to public service in that district than current Rep. Matt Shea. He has worked hard to protect the fragile businesses in our region and state from over-regulation and excessive taxation. He has gained national prominence as a leading spokesman for states’ rights.

Bumping Matt up to the Senate to join Sens. Bob Morton, Mark Schoesler and Michael Baumgartner is the best thing we Republicans can do! What a superb team they will make!

Cindy Zapotocky

Former chairman, Spokane GOP


 

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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.