Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ‑- STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ‑- SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- DISCRIMINATION ‑- EMPLOYMENT (1) Neither the superintendent of public instruction nor the state board of education has the authority under any existing statute or constitutional
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COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- FORMATION OF CITY-COUNTY Retention or dissolution of existing municipal corporations upon formation of a city-county under Article XI, § 16 (Amendment 58) of state constitution; conditions applicable for the election of freeholders to frame
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- JUDGES ‑- COURTS ‑- SALARY ‑- AUTHORITY OF SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES (1) Where the salary of a superior court aide is fixed by statute, or by the county commissioners or other legislative authority pursuant thereto, a judge of the court is without power to set a higher
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- GOVERNOR ‑- LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ‑- ELECTIONS ‑- CONSTITUTIONALITY OF BILL TO REQUIRE GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO BE ELECTED JOINTLY The legislature may not by statute (as opposed to a constitutional amendment) require that any candidate filing for the office
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ELECTIONS ‑- CITIZENSHIP ‑- MARRIAGE ‑- WOMEN ‑- LEGAL RESIDENCE OF MARRIED WOMEN Insofar as legal residence for voting purposes is concerned, and for all other purposes, the common-law rule that the domicile of a married woman is the same as that of her husband unless they are separated has been
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TAXATION ‑- COUNTY ‑- REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX ‑- APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN BANK DIVESTITURE TRANSACTIONS (1) The conveyance by a national bank of certain of its banking premises constitutes a "sale" within the meaning of RCW 28A.45.010 under the following circumstances:  (a) the purpose for the
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COMMUNITY COLLEGES ‑- EMPLOYEES ‑- LABOR ‑- LEGALITY OF AGENCY SHOP CLAUSE COVERING COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC EMPLOYEES The board of trustees of a community college district may not legally include what is commonly referred to as an "agency shop" clause in a negotiated agreement entered into
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DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- DIRECTOR DISTRICTS ‑- BOUNDARIES ‑- VOLUNTARY CHANGE OF RESIDENCE FROM ONE DIRECTOR DISTRICT TO ANOTHER ‑- VACANCY In a school district which has been divided into school director districts under RCW 28A.57.050, a school director's voluntary change of his place of residence
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LABOR ‑- CONTRACTS ‑- PUBLIC WORKS ‑- STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING WAGE ‑- FRINGE BENEFITS The requirement of chapter 39.12 RCW that the "prevailing rate of wage" be paid to laborers, workmen or mechanics upon all public works of the state, or any county, municipality, or political subdivision, does
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OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- THERMAL POWER PLANT SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL ‑- DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ‑- GOVERNOR ‑- CERTIFICATION OF THERMAL POWER PLANT SITES A certification, approved by the governor under chapter 80.50 RCW, may authorize the withdrawal of such public waters as are