Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.
Jan 24 2011
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna’s bill to help fight identity theft by increasing penalties for mail theft will be considered by a legislative committee this week.
Jan 16 2011
OLYMPIA – The Legislature will hear public testimony on 11 bills requested by Attorney General Rob McKenna this week, 10 pertaining to open government and protection of private property. Monday, Jan. 17: Community Safety: Corrections Savings - Three strikes for frivolous lawsuits , 1:30 p.m., House
Jan 10 2011
OLYMPIA – Five bills requested by Attorney General Rob McKenna are scheduled for public hearings this week.
Jan 3 2011
Bills to save money, foster open government and protect consumers receive bipartisan support OLYMPIA – Legislators from both parties joined Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna today to announce proposals to save money, protect the vulnerable and make government more accountable.
Oct 18 2010
OLYMPIA – A former habitat biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has been fined for multiple violations of the Ethics in Public Service Act.
Jun 18 2010
 Doe v. Reed briefs celebrated; McKenna’s chief deputy receives Marvin Award SEATTLE – Four members of Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna’s office have received prestigious national awards for their public service. The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) held its summer meeting in Seattle this week. On Wednesday, officials presented awards to members of McKenna’s Solicitor General’s Office and to his chief deputy.
Apr 28 2010
 State government’s chief lawyer says court loss would invite ballot fraud WASHINGTON, DC – Laws granting access to government records are constitutional, and the public’s right to double-check election officials and signature gatherers should be upheld.
Apr 19 2010
Secretary of State Sam Reed will join Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna in Washington, DC, at the end of the month as McKenna argues his third US Supreme Court case, defending the constitutionality of Washington’s voter-approved public records law.
Feb 26 2010
 Attorney General-sponsored bills survive the committee process with overwhelming support OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna expressed his gratitude to state legislators today for allowing several AG-requested bills to be approved by key committees, setting the stage for final legislative approval.