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Washington Governor Signs Records Law Improvements

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Washington Governor Christine Gregorie signed two open government laws, one prohibiting records custodians from requesting requests as “overly broad” or too vague; the other allowing agencies to release information in complex requests in stages. The legislation also directs the Attorney General Rob McKenna to complete a model public disclosure rule for use by his and other agencies. McKenna wants to set up a records index to help the public find information and to develop software will allow easier computer searching by keyword. (5/18/05)