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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Feb 2 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to better support military consumers passed the House of Representatives in an overwhelming, bipartisan 98-0 vote today. House Bill 1056 is sponsored by Rep. Christine Kilduff, D–University Place, and its companion, Senate Bill 5041, is sponsored by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R–Spokane.
Jan 16 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today proposed bipartisan legislation to abolish the death penalty in Washington.
Jan 12 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state Sen. Reuven Carlyle today reintroduced their government ethics proposal to establish a one-year lobbying prohibition for former high-ranking state officials. The legislation also requires disclosure of where former officials are employed after state service, if they are paid by an entity that does business with or lobbies the state.
Jan 9 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the introduction of two bills aimed at reducing deadly mass shootings: a previously announced proposal to ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and a second, alternative bill enhancing background checks and raising the minimum age required to buy such weapons and magazines.
Jan 5 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office has recovered more than $1.2 million in the last year cracking down on student loan debt adjusters who prey on borrowers. Ferguson also announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to provide more transparency to students about their borrowing.
Sep 7 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by a broad coalition of over 50 community leaders and elected officials, today announced he will submit agency request legislation in the 2017 session to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Jun 17 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today in response to a letter he recently received from Paul Lawrence, of Pacifica Law Group, regarding the charter schools law passed this year by the Legislature (SB 6194).
Apr 2 2016
OLYMPIA — Late yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law agency-request legislation from Attorney General Bob Ferguson for a plan to tackle challenges posed by the significant number of driver’s license suspensions in Washington.
Mar 31 2016
OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee today signed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to combat Medicaid provider fraud by reauthorizing the state’s highly effective Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act.
Mar 29 2016
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inlsee will today sign into law Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to increase transparency in government by enhancing penalties for knowing violations of Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA).