Operation: Who’s Escheating Who is in full swing and things are beginning to roll.
We’ve got responses from only about half the counties, though, and you’d better believe I’m tracking the non-responses as well as the responses, expecting them to play by the rules.
I’m sure your office doesn’t need another Prison Legal News fiasco on its hands any time soon.
Lest they forget . . .
The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may maintain control over the instruments that they have created. — Preamble to the Washington State
Public Records Act
By end of business today we will be completely caught up, having a current tracking spreadsheet and all formal requests made in writing and sent via email and certified mail to all counties.
I’ll be posting results on a county-by-county basis, so we can learn if there really is anything here, or not. Former AAG Cheryl Kringle commented to my attorney early on, expressing her opinion that so few overage claims actually escheat it isn’t a factor in this investigation.
Though not a conspiracy theorist by nature, I figure I’ll know one when I see one (or when it hits me over the head with a bogus Consumer Protection Act violation lawsuit).
In the arena,