Aug 2 2017
AGO files campaign finance complaint against Washington & North Idaho District Council of Laborers PAC
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court yesterday alleging campaign finance violations by the Washington & North Idaho Laborers Political Action Committee (the PAC). Specifically, the AGO asserts the committee failed to timely report a total of $350,855 in contributions and $226,600 in expenditures.
Aug 1 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a “friend of the court” brief arguing that agricultural workers who are paid on a “piece-rate” basis by what they pick are also entitled to compensation for time they spend on other aspects of their jobs.
Jul 28 2017
OLYMPIA — A court today rejected a motion by two defendants in a $2.1 million campaign finance case involving Tim Eyman and for-profit signature gathering firm Citizen Solutions, asking the court to dismiss the case against them.
Jul 27 2017
OLYMPIA — In a letter sent today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 18 attorneys general urge members of the United States Armed Services Committee to stand with transgender military service members and protect their right to serve.
Jul 26 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson recovered nearly $750,000 in Medicaid reimbursement this week from pharmaceutical company Celgene Corporation for promoting medications to treat conditions they were not approved for, including certain types of cancer. The company is also accused of paying kickbacks to doctors for prescribing the medications and helping them change billing codes to ensure Medicaid would pay for their use.
Jul 24 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today asked a federal court to review the Trump Administration’s nearly two-year delay of the Chemical Disaster Rule, which updates important safety requirements for large industrial facilities that handle hazardous chemicals.
Jul 21 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today called on President Donald Trump to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
Jul 20 2017
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office today announced a lawsuit against a Seattle-based company offering campaign and non-profit fundraising services, alleging Blue Utopia failed to send all the donations it collected to its clients, and used new donations to cover old debts to other campaigns. The lawsuit alleges these are unfair and deceptive practices in violation of state law. The office has identified at least two affected campaigns in Washington so far.
Jul 19 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling expanding “close familial relationships” exempted from the administration’s travel ban executive order.
Jul 18 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined a coalition of states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the Trump Administration’s effort to bar travel by certain close family members of people in the United States.