Apr 26 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he is accusing a Quincy agricultural company and one of its managers of violating Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Washington Law Against Discrimination over the sexual harassment of female workers, discriminatory hiring practices and retaliation against workers who reported the improper conduct.
Apr 21 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Office will be in Kittitas County Superior Court today defending a voter-approved initiative raising the state’s minimum wage and ensuring paid sick leave for workers.
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.