Apr 17 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to establish a clearinghouse to connect current and former service members in Washington state to pro bono legal service providers passed the Senate today in an overwhelming, bipartisan 95-0 vote. House Bill 1055 is sponsored by Rep. Christine Kilduff, D–University Place. Sen. Steve O’Ban, R–Pierce County, is the prime sponsor of its companion, Senate Bill 5021.
Apr 17 2017
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Legislature established an important protection for victims of human trafficking today.
Apr 13 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation to provide more transparency to students regarding their borrowing passed the Washington State Legislature today with a unanimous vote of the Senate.
Apr 11 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation to combat the financial exploitation and neglect of vulnerable adults in Washington state passed the Senate on Monday by a unanimous vote. The measure, House Bill 1153, overwhelmingly passed the House by a vote of 92-4 in February.
Apr 10 2017
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) today announced the filing of three separate complaints in Thurston County Superior Court: one against state Representative Strom Peterson, one against former candidate for 42nd Legislative District representative Sharlaine LaClair, and one against state Representative Jeff Morris. The complaints allege deficient campaign finance filings.
Apr 6 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released guidance for local governments on protecting the rights of all Washington residents, and the limits of federal immigration authority.
Apr 5 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a Portland, Ore.-based property management company must pay more than $16,000 for requiring service members to sign illegal lease addendums requiring them to forfeit rent concessions if they had to terminate their leases early as a result of change of station or deployment.
Apr 3 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 10 other states announced today a challenge to the Trump Administration’s efforts to delay new energy efficiency standards that would otherwise result in significant savings for consumers and reduce environmental pollution.
Mar 31 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a campaign finance lawsuit against Tim Eyman, alleging improper personal use of $308,000 in contributions made to political committees, concealment of contributions totaling $490,185 and misleading reporting. The lawsuit also accuses for-profit signature gathering firm Citizen Solutions of participating in a scheme to conceal campaign money the company funneled to Eyman.
Mar 24 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Mukilteo-based aerospace company Electroimpact will pay $485,000 after an investigation alleging discrimination by the company, retaliation against employees, and unfair or deceptive advertising. The company will also change its hiring practices and conduct outreach to minority applicants.