State Supreme Court overturns voter-approved local collective bargaining transparency requirement
December 15, 2022
In 2019, nearly 80% of Spokane voters approved a city charter amendment requiring collective bargaining negotiations in the city to be open to public observation. Last week, however, the state Supreme Court, in response to a union lawsuit, ruled unanimously that this open government reform was unconstitutional. According to the justices
“We hold that the legislature has preempted the field of...