Washington Archives - Page 2 of 8 - State and Federal Communications

Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

Washington lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to impose a two year cooling off period to slow a revolving door of state officials and employees becoming lobbyists when they leave state employment. House Bill 1067 is intended to reduce the perception […]

Continue Reading

Seattle City Hall - Rootology

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two bills banning most political spending by foreign-influenced corporations and clamping down on political advertising. These bills are part of the Clean Campaigns Act, a three-bill package introduced in August of last year. The […]

Continue Reading

Alex Ramel

At a joint meeting of the councils from Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties, Alex Ramel was selected to replace Rep. Jeff Morris in the 40th Legislative District. Rep. Morris resigned from the Washington legislature to take a position with […]

Continue Reading

Seattle City Hall - Rootology

The Seattle City Council is considering legislation limiting the ability of Super PACs to spend unlimited amounts of money in Seattle elections. Council Member Lorena González introduced the Clean Campaigns Act to reduce the amount of money Super PACs funnel […]

Continue Reading

Former Rep. Kristine Reeves

State Rep. Kristine Reeves, a Federal Way Democrat, resigned from the Legislature Monday. Reeves, who represented the 30th Legislative District, implied she may run for the U.S. Congress next year. There will not be a special election to fill the […]

Continue Reading

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

On May 21, 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5861. The bill extends respectful workplace code of conduct provisions to all members of the legislative community. Effective July 28, 2019, Senate Bill 5861 requires The Chief Clerk of the […]

Continue Reading

More ethics and campaign finance changes happening at the state level. Check out which states are making moves in today’s NYCU Video Digest!  

Continue Reading

The Washington Legislature adjourned sine die April 28. During the 105-day legislative session, lawmakers passed House Bill 1195 amending the definitions of commercial advertiser and independent expenditure. House Bill 1195 requires independent expenditures to be reported electronically with the Public […]

Continue Reading

Gov. Jay Inslee partially vetoed and signed into law a bill addressing campaign finance reporting and enforcement requirements. The governor vetoed provisions in House Bill 2938 relating to independent expenditure reporting and special reporting requirements for large contributors. Signed into […]

Continue Reading

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the DISCLOSE Act, a law requiring certain nonprofit organizations to file organizational statements and periodic disclosure statements with the Public Disclosure Commission. Under the new law, these organizations will be required to disclose […]

Continue Reading

March 12, 2018  •  

Washington Legislature Adjourns

The Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die on March 8. House Bill 2938, which increases penalties for campaign finance violations, and Senate Bill 5991, which requires nonprofit organizations that participate in political campaigns to file organizational statements and periodic disclosure […]

Continue Reading

The Seattle Ethics and Election Commission accused Facebook of not complying with a city political advertisement disclosure law. The law requires companies selling political ads to disclose information about advertisement buys, including information on the exact nature and extent of […]

Continue Reading

With a 6-1 vote, Spokane, Washington City Council overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of a campaign finance reform ordinance. The new ordinance will cut in half the maximum allowable donation to candidates, from $1,000 to $500. Additional changes include a […]

Continue Reading

Spokane, Washington Mayor David Condon announced he is vetoing a campaign finance law passed by City Council on December 18. The Mayor issued a statement expressing concerns the law would not stand up to constitutional challenges, leaving the city vulnerable […]

Continue Reading

State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.

Sort by Month

1 2 3 4 8