August 22, 2016 •
WA Legislative Ethics Board to Consider National Convention Fundraising Issues
The Legislative Ethics Board will consider whether lawmakers need to file fundraising reports for money received to attend national political conventions as delegates.
Some lawmakers attending this summer’s political conventions as delegates raised money to help fund their attendance at the conventions through crowdsourcing sites such as GoFundMe. Informal advice earlier this year provided to lawmakers said that such donations did not violate ethics rules and did not need to be reported.
The Legislative Ethics Board is expected to review the matter in October.
Photo of the Washington State Capitol by Tradnor on Wikimedia Commons.
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