Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Washington State Open Government Conference - January 16

Learn your rights to open government and get practical tips on exercising them at the federal, state, and local levels. Hear the latest on court battles, issues expected at the 2010 state legislative session, and the Obama administration’s open government initiatives. Network with other community leaders, and meet the most knowledgeable experts in the field, all at the Washington State Open Government Conference (co-sponsored by WPC), in spectacular surroundings on the University of Washington campus. The January 16 conference begins with a keynote speech by Hon. Rob McKenna, Attorney General for the State of Washington, a leader in the effort to heed and strengthen open government laws. The luncheon speaker is Heather Brooke, an award-winning journalist and author, and graduate of the University of Washington, whose pioneering use of open records laws exposed widespread misuse of public funds by members of the British Parliament and will soon be featured in a BBC TV satirical drama, "Bringing Down the House" . . . READ MORE


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