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Re-implement Glass-Steagall

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is working to re-implement the Glass-Steagall Act, the firewall between regular banks and investment banks. We used to have that protection, but it got repealed, which brought us the recent bank bailouts.

Now would be a good time for everyone to encourage their other congressmen to support Glass-Steagall.

Wiley Hollingsworth

Pullman


 

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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.