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Re-Wire Keynote: Transparency, Governance, and the Future of Public Records

Last session’s drama around the Public Records Act is still simmering, with the Legislative Task Force on Public Records presenting its final report on December 7. That report, and all of the past year’s heated discussion, will inform a keynote conversation among three key figures in the public-records debate that’ll kick off our 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference.

At 8:30 a.m. on December 13, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, who chairs the Senate Law & Justice Committee, Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen, and TVW President Renee Radcliff Sinclair will join us for a challenging and pertinent discussion. We’ll ask questions about the balance between the public’s right to know and the legislature’s need to conduct business — and what a path forward may look like for stakeholders going into the 2019 Legislative Session.

With the Task Force’s final report fresh and top-of-mind, this will surely be a timely, lively conversation. We’re looking forward to hearing from all three speakers, and are thrilled that they’re willing to engage with each other and Re-Wire around what’s become an undeniably contentious topic. Check out the rest of what the conference has in store on our topical agenda; and if you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. You can sign up here.