Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 26 2008
Attorney General Rob McKenna and Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler successfully rallied 39 of their fellow state attorneys general to join them in urging Senate leaders to support the Free Flow of Information Act (S. 2035). The act recognizes a qualified reporter’s privilege and brings federal law in line with the laws of 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Mar 19 2008
Access to government information is crucial in an information age. Sunshine Week is much, much more than an opportunity for policymakers and newspapers to talk about open government.Sunshine Week is the time for the public to remind government officials that the work they do matters. People care and they want to be informed.
Mar 18 2008
Wins and losses in the field of open government should be carefully tallied. Every citizen should know where their elected leaders stand on these issues and should urge them to support transparency at every opportunity.That is the spirit of Sunshine Week.
Mar 18 2008
The recent Sunshine Week poll indicates that more than 90 percent of respondents feel open government is important both at the state and local levels.  Let’s use technology in our favor and increase transparency for those we serve
Mar 17 2008
As both Attorney General and a former King County Council member, I have always believed in the core principle of transparency in government as a means of building trust and demonstrating accountability...Let’s use technology in our favor and increase transparency for those we serve.
Mar 12 2008
Public officials conducting public business are accountable to the public even when discussing topics that are exempt from public disclosure.  Recording executive sessions would provide officials with important proof of sensitive discussions that could help them when disputes arise in the future, saving valuable time and money for government and the taxpayers they serve.
Nov 9 2007
OLYMPIA--At a hearing in Seattle today, Attorney General Rob McKenna urged Federal Communications Commissioners to take adequate time to fully study the impacts of its proposed rules on media consolidation before adopting them.
Oct 9 2007
OLYMPIA…The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) awarded Attorney General Rob McKenna the Freedom’s Light award during its annual convention Friday in Yakima. The award recognizes those who have supported the freedom of the First Amendment and work hard to protect that right. McKenna received the award along with Rep. Lynn Kessler.
Sep 21 2007
OLYMPIA…The Washington Coalition for Open Government awarded Attorney General Rob McKenna with the Key Award during its annual awards breakfast today at the Washington Athletic Club.
Sep 14 2007
OLYMPIA…The Public Records Exemptions Accountability Committee or “Sunshine Committee” will hold their second meeting on Tuesday, September 18. The meeting will be in the Utilities and Transportation Commission’s hearing room located at 1300 Evergreen Park Drive SW in Olympia from 9am to Noon.