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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Sep 20 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to block Washington’s and other states’ ability to set more stringent vehicle emission standards.
Sep 20 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the latest progress in his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide. In order to avoid a lawsuit, 10 additional corporate chains eliminated their no-poach practices nationwide by entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The 10 chains have 80 locations in Washington and nearly 2,500 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to eliminate no-poach clauses from all their franchise agreements nationwide to 85, representing more than 140,000 locations.
Sep 19 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today to block the Trump Administration’s plan to “reprogram” funding for more than $3.6 billion in congressionally approved military construction projects to help build a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico. The plan diverts nearly $89 million from the Kitsap Peninsula’s Bangor submarine base.
Sep 18 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced an effort to block states from setting more stringent vehicle emission standards and Zero Emission Vehicles standards.
Sep 18 2019
The Attorney General’s Office will offer a free legal clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 24, for Everett-area military service members and veterans in need of legal help with basic will preparation, driver's license restoration, small claims assistance and select family law issues.
Sep 13 2019
Following a victory for ratepayers at the Court of Appeals, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today urged the state Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to require Avista Corp. to refund customers up to $41 million for rates that violated state law.
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.
Sep 9 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the latest progress in his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide. In order to avoid a lawsuit, eight additional corporate chains eliminated their no-poach practices nationwide by entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The eight chains have 62 locations in Washington and more than 2,300 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to eliminate no-poach clauses from all their franchise agreements nationwide to 75, representing nearly 140,000 locations.
Sep 6 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Multidisciplinary Hate Crime Advisory Working Group will hold its first meeting today.
Sep 6 2019
SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, leading a coalition of 14 states, will today ask a federal judge to block the Trump Administration from implementing its “public charge” rule while the states’ lawsuit progresses. Ferguson filed the motion with Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in Spokane.

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