Washington State received a grade of D+ for government accountability via an assessment conducted by the State Integrity Investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization. While that grade actually puts our state at 12th in the nation, it’s hardly something to be proud of. Government transparency is, after all, an essential aspect of democracy.
Categories of particular concern include public access to information and executive accountability where the state received an F. Ironically, the failing grades in these categories were issued right after the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association gave Jay Inslee an award for “his work to keep state government open, transparent and accountable.”
Inslee doesn’t deserve a transparency award. He does, however, deceive the failing grade. Just in case anyone forgot, our green governor spent more than one year blatantly lying to the media and the public about his plans for a fuel mandate.
He also outsourced work on his fuel mandate in an attempt to avoid prying eyes. And, our green governor even managed to make a town hall meeting anything but transparent.
We called BS on Inslee’s award then, and the F in executive accountability proves it.
Jim Ricketts says
Even worse than Rosalini.
Simply another in a long string of socialist elitists in this state.
Beverly Rommel says
This is now a socialist state!! So because of all the liberals we can now call it a communist state