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Despite highly publicized criticism of a Washington law allowing legislators to accept meals from lobbyists on “infrequent occasions”, the Washington State Legislature failed to pass any bills addressing the ambiguity before its adjournment in March. Senate Bill 6414 contained a […]

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Senate Bill 6414, introduced this week by a group of Washington senators led by Senator Joe Fain, requires all reports to be filed electronically. The bill contains several other strictures, including requiring the Public Disclosure Commission to make all filings […]

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Senate Bill 5988, introduced January 13, 2014, would prohibit state officials from soliciting or accepting political contributions in odd-numbered years when the legislature is out of session but has not adopted or submitted to the governor a biennial operating appropriations […]

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The Legislative Ethics Board in Washington dismissed a complaint related to Washington state lawmakers accepting free meals from lobbyists. Washington law prohibits public officials from accepting free meals on more than “infrequent occasions.” However, there is no enforceable standard for […]

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Although Initiative 522 was ultimately defeated in an election several weeks ago, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is moving forward with a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association, alleging the group broke state campaign finance laws in its effort to […]

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The special session of the Washington Legislature adjourned Saturday, November 9, marking the third special legislative session this year. The purpose of the special session was to consider legislation containing tax incentives for Boeing and the aerospace industry in exchange […]

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November 6, 2013  •  

WA Gov. Calls Special Session

Governor Jay Inslee has called a special session of the Washington Legislature in the hopes of passing legislation to entice Boeing to bring the construction of its new airliner, the 777X, to Washington. The special session will convene Thursday. Photo […]

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October 29, 2013  •  

I-522 Breaks Fundraising Record

More than $21M raised by opponents of the initiative

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Labeling of genetically-modified foods proves controversial

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Candidates can no longer accept unlimited contributions from individuals

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New law increases disclosure in political advertising

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April 29, 2013  •  

Washington Legislature Adjourns

Special Session to Begin May 13

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Grassroots groups still must disclose contributions received

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Pre-filed bill would require electronic filing and a yearly fee

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