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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Spokane, Washington City Council passed a campaign finance reform ordinance on December 18. The new ordinance will cut in half the maximum allowable donation to candidates, from $1,000 to $500. Additional changes include pay-to-play provisions and election cycle contribution restrictions. […]

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November 8, 2017  •  

Seattle Elects New Mayor

Jenny Durkan is expected to defeat Cary Moon and become Seattle’s next mayor. With 39 percent of the vote tallied, Durkan captured 61 percent of the vote Tuesday night. Durkan is a former U.S. Attorney General and Seattle’s first female […]

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The Seattle City Council has chosen Councilman Tim Burgess to replace Council President Bruce Harrell as temporary mayor of the city to serve the next 71 days till a newly elected mayor is set to take charge. Harrell became mayor […]

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned after his cousin stepped forward as the fifth man to accuse Murray publicly of sexually abusing him as a minor. After the accusations of sexual abuse earlier this year, Murray denied wrongdoing but announced he […]

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On July 20, the Washington Legislature adjourned its third special session sine die. Lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on a budget bill due to negotiations breaking down on a water-rights bill that was tied to the budget. Gov. Jay […]

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On June 21, the Washington Legislature adjourned its second special session sine die. Lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on a budget bill during the session forcing Gov. Jay Inslee to call for another special session to start immediately after […]

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On May 23, the Washington Legislature adjourned its first special session sine die. Lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on a budget bill during the session forcing Gov. Jay Inslee to call for a second 30-day special session to start […]

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On April 23, the Washington Legislature adjourned the regular session sine die. Lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on a budget bill during the regular session, forcing a special session to start Monday, April 24. A two-year operating budget needs […]

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The executive director of Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission, Evelyn Fielding Lopez, announced her plan to leave her position in May. Lopez was appointed in October 2015 and faced calls for her resignation from Republican leaders in 2016 alleging bias in […]

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Lawmakers in Washington have introduced two bills to enhance campaign finance disclosure and ethics laws. Senate Bill 5108 aims to increase transparency of “gray money” by limiting political action committees from receiving 70 percent or more of their contributions from […]

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