We celebrated a huge victory this month, thanks to the efforts of our Ecology Division. After a four year legal battle, our lawyers secured a $188 million dollar settlement from ASARCO—making it the largest environmental bankruptcy payout in Washington State history.
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Yesterday we unveiled our legislative agenda for 2010. We’re gratified that our bills have received support from editorial boards across the state.
Yesterday, Attorney General Rob McKenna told reporters he will appeal a Ninth Circuit Court ruling that would give felons the right to vote. Secretary of State joined the conference by phone to offer his support.
On Tuesday the 9th Circuit ruled to restore voting rights to felons on a finding of racial discrimination in Washington’s criminal justice system. The decision garnered editorial attention all across the state, and even an entry in The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog.
We're grateful that two major newspapers are saying nice things about our dual proposals to rein in the abuses of our eminent domain laws.