Introduction to Washington Public Records
Perhaps the most important part of public record is the idea that each state will make its financial information available. Of all of the roles of the government, how they spend your finances is one of the most important questions that people want answered, and should be a large part of their public records.
Yet for some reason, most states fail in this area. In fact, over 20 of the 50 states received an F grade according to multiple sources. Yet some states managed to do quite well. Washington public records are one of only 3 states that received an A grade.
What This Means
The A grade means that the state government has kept to its word about making itself accountable for its spending. Washington, like all states, is struggling in the current economy, and the government has fallen into debt. Yet despite this debt, their financial information is still included in Washington public records to ensure that those that live in the state understand that their money is going to trustworthy places.
Washington public records contain a tremendous amount of information. It's also a nice change of pace to see that the government is willing to keep up their end of the bargain and make themselves as accountable for their actions as possible.