Mar 27 2014
Requires training for thousands of public officials to improve transparency and reduce lawsuits Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to strengthen Washington state’s open government laws by requiring training for public officials was signed into law today by Governor Jay Inslee with strong bipartisan support. The law takes effect July 1, 2014.
Mar 7 2014
Requires training for public officials to improve transparency and reduce lawsuits Bill now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to strengthen Washington state’s open government laws by requiring training for most public officials has passed the Legislature and is on its way to the Governor’s desk.
Dec 10 2013
Ferguson spotlights veterans, consumers, open government and safe communities for 2014 legislative agenda
Flanked by a bipartisan group of legislators, Attorney General Bob Ferguson unveiled a 2014 legislative agenda focused on veterans, open government, safer communities and protections for consumers against businesses who do not play by the rules.
Nov 18 2013
Ferguson selects PDC lawyer with journalism background as new Open Government Assistant Attorney General
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he has selected Olympia attorney Nancy Krier to serve full time as the office’s Open Government Assistant Attorney General.
Oct 16 2013
AG alleges association skirted disclosure rules in $7.2 million contribution to No on Initiative 522 campaign Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed suit in Thurston County Superior Court alleging that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) violated the state’s campaign disclosure laws. Ferguson alleges the GMA illegally collected and spent more than $7 million while shielding the identity of its contributors. The funds were spent to express opposition to Initiative 522, a measure requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods, seeds and seed products in Washington.
Sep 16 2013
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today informed the members of the Washington State Sunshine Committee he has restored the Open Government Assistant Attorney General to a full-time position. Ferguson will begin recruitment today.
Jan 5 2012
OLYMPIA – Tracy Lundeen and Ken Paulson experienced a kind of terror that, fortunately, most people will never know. Tracy was stalked for nearly two decades by a boy she met when she was just 13.
Jun 3 2011
Former Evergreen State College professor fined for conduct involving international study programOLYMPIA – A former Evergreen State College professor has received the largest penalty ever imposed by the board that polices ethical lapses by state employees.
Apr 22 2011
OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna expressed gratitude to legislators today for supporting several of his 2011 legislative proposals.
Mar 8 2011
Only open government bills, eminent domain bill sidelined so far OLYMPIA – Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are again showing their support for Washington State Attorney General’s proposed legislation, enabling most of his proposals to advance beyond the Legislature’s first major cutoff date of the year.