Jan 7 2020
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that a former Grant County Superior Court judge and Moses Lake business owner violated Washington campaign finance law numerous times when they sent a 2014 mailer in the election for Grant County prosecutor, and concealed that they were the source.
Oct 8 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, alleging campaign finance violations based on a referral from the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC).
Sep 30 2019
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge late yesterday ordered for-profit signature gathering firm Citizen Solutions and its principal, William Agazarm, to collectively pay more than $1 million for their role in deceiving Washingtonians by funneling campaign donations to Tim Eyman.
Sep 13 2019
A Thurston County Superior Court judge today sanctioned initiative promoter Tim Eyman and ruled that more than $766,000 given to Eyman are contributions in support of ballot initiatives, not “gifts” from supporters as Eyman has claimed.
Jul 26 2019
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge today found initiative promoter Tim Eyman in contempt a second time in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit. Eyman and/or his company, Watchdog for Taxpayers, have been in contempt on separate discovery violations for 525 days, racking up sanctions of $211,750.
Feb 19 2019
The Attorney General’s Office announced today that the Service Employees International Union Leadership Council 14, also known as SEIU Washington State Council, will pay up to $250,000 to resolve the Office of the Attorney General’s campaign finance lawsuit.
Jan 10 2019
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance case against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, upholding the unanimous appeals court decision to allow the case to continue.
Dec 24 2018
The Attorney General’s Office announced today that the Spokane County Democratic Central Committee (SCDCC), former chair and executive director Jim CastroLang, and former treasurer Justin Galloway will pay nearly $50,000 for violating Washington state campaign finance law.
Dec 18 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 over allegations the companies failed to maintain legally required information for Washington state political advertising placed on their online platforms since 2013.
Sep 9 2018
Thurston County Superior Court Judge James J. Dixon has doubled daily contempt sanctions against Tim Eyman and his associates to $1,000 per day in the campaign finance lawsuit filed by the Attorney General’s Office last year.