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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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The regular legislative session is fast approaching and is set to convene January 9, 2017. With 30 days before the official start date, December 10, 2016, will mark the date legislators and state executive officeholders may not solicit or accept […]

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Despite strong support from democrats, Washington voters did not back Initiative 1464. The measure would have required new campaign finance disclosures, limited contributions by lobbyists and government contractors, and imposed a three-year waiting period on lobbying by former public officials […]

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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 […]

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Backers of Washington’s Initiative 1464 have submitted more than the required 326,000 signatures to appear on the November ballot. If voters approve the measure, the initiative will require new campaign finance disclosures, limit contributions by lobbyists and government contractors, and […]

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