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COVID-19: Where Things Stand as of July 2

COVID-19: Where Things Stand as of July 2

July 3, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: COVID-19

At the beginning of July, a number of waivers and proclamations expired, were renewed, or were amended. Here are some of the highlights for local governments, including Proclamation 20-28.6 allowing limited in-person meetings for jurisdictions in Phase 3.

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COVID-19 Facial Coverings — What’s Required?

COVID-19 Facial Coverings — What’s Required?

June 30, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: COVID-19

This blog post summarizes the current rules related to wearing face masks in public as outlined in Order 20-03, Proclamation 20-25.6, and the Safe Start Guide. It has been updated to include the expanded statewide facial covering requirements effective July 7.

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2020 Legislative Update on Firearms Regulations

2020 Legislative Update on Firearms Regulations

June 29, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: New Legislation and Regulations

This post summarizes recent legislation related to firearms regulation in Washington State.

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COVID-19: Where Things Stand as of June 1

COVID-19: Where Things Stand as of June 1

June 2, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: Open Public Meetings Act , Public Records Act , COVID-19

This blog post provides an update on recent legislative actions taken in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington, including summaries of new developments and resources. 

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Planning for the Expiration of the State

Planning for the Expiration of the State's PRA and OPMA Waivers

May 28, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: Open Public Meetings Act , Public Records Act , COVID-19

This blog provides agencies with options for planning for their upcoming meetings, and it discusses how the eventual expiration of the state's OPMA and the PRA waivers may affect agency operations.

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COVID-19: Where Things Stand as of May 6

COVID-19: Where Things Stand as of May 6

May 6, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: COVID-19

This blog post provides an overview of the the governor's and the legislature's actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington, including summarizing recent developments and resources. 

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Essential Services and Workers During the COVID-19 Emergency

Essential Services and Workers During the COVID-19 Emergency

March 26, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: Operating Policies , COVID-19

This blog provides guidance on who can be considered an essential infrastructure worker and what is essential construction work during the COVID-19 emergency.

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New Ruling Provides Guidance on “Specific Intelligence”

New Ruling Provides Guidance on “Specific Intelligence”

February 24, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: Court Decisions and AGO Opinions , Public Records Act

This blog discusses the recent ruling in West v. City of Tacoma, which addresses what an agency needs to prove when it claims the Public Records Act’s exemption for “specific intelligence information."

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Introducing Steve Gross, MRSC Legal Consultant

Introducing Steve Gross, MRSC Legal Consultant

February 18, 2020 by Steve Gross
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MRSC is happy to announce that Steve Gross has joined our legal team. 

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