Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jan 29 2016


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BobDear Friends,

Each legislative session, my office has the opportunity to request changes in state law.  Our priorities this year address a range of important issues, including preventing youth access to tobacco, fighting fraud, promoting open government and supporting our state’s veterans and military service members.   A complete list of our 2016 legislative priorities is available on our website here.
My office does not tolerate scammers and we’ve put a couple more out of business recently. My Consumer Protection team took on one of the world’s biggest tech support providers to shut down a scam that harmed hundreds, possibly thousands of Washington consumers.  The team also struck again in our ongoing crackdown on illegal immigration scams, this time shutting down a scam targeting Washington’s Russian-speaking community. 
It is simply unacceptable for millions of Washingtonians to be without access to essential 911 emergency services.  I am calling for the maximum penalty against CenturyLink for the outage that left our state without 911 services for six hours.
On the national front, I led a group of Attorneys General from several other states in filing a “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting President Barrack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform.  Last week, the high court announced it would review the case this session. 

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Thank you for following the work of the Attorney General’s Office.



Bob Ferguson
Washington State Attorney General


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