Mar 8 2022
Legislature passes AG Ferguson, Rep. Simmons bill that significantly expands financial assistance for hospital bills
The Washington Legislature has passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to increase access to affordable health care for millions of Washingtonians. The measure now heads to the governor for his signature.
Mar 8 2022
Legislature passes AG Ferguson, Sen. Wilson bill that provides stipends to individuals with lived experience who participate on task forces
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Legislature passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to reduce barriers for low-income individuals and community members with lived experience to participate in state task forces and workgroups. The bill passed with bipartisan support in Senate and House. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk for signing.
Mar 7 2022
AG Ferguson, Rep. Lekanoff bill creating alert system for missing Indigenous women, people passes Legislature
OLYMPIA — Today the Legislature passed Attorney General requested legislation sponsored by Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, creating an alert in Washington state to help identify and locate missing Indigenous women and people. The alert system will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Mar 4 2022
Consumer Alert: Washingtonians affected by 2021 T-Mobile data breach need to protect their personal information
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson urges all Washingtonians who believe they were impacted by the data breach announced by T-Mobile in August 2021 to take appropriate steps to protect their personal information from identity theft.
Mar 4 2022
AG Ferguson: With historic House vote, Legislature bans sale of high-capacity magazines in Washington
OLYMPIA — Today, the Washington state Legislature passed Attorney General Request legislation sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, banning the sale of high-capacity magazines in Washington. The bill passed the Legislature after a historic 55-42 vote in the House of Representatives. It heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
Mar 3 2022
As a result of AG Ferguson’s challenge to Sacklers, Purdue settlement, Washington will receive an additional $113 million to address the opioid crisis
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Washington will receive an additional $113 million from Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family as a result of Ferguson leading a challenge to the Oxycontin maker’s bankruptcy plan.
Mar 2 2022
Grocery Manufacturers Association apologizes for campaign finance violations, will pay $9 million and drop challenge to Washington campaign finance law
OLYMPIA — As a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s successful campaign finance lawsuit, the former Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), now known as the Consumer Brands Association, will pay $9 million and apologize for its intentional violations of Washington’s campaign finance law. The payment will include a $3 million donation to organizations that address food insecurity in Washington. Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest will each receive $1.5 million as a result of the resolution.
Mar 1 2022
WATERVILLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement after a Douglas County Superior Court judge ruled against the state in a challenge to a tax on capital gains passed by the Legislature in 2021:
Feb 24 2022
AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Swedish, other Providence-affiliated hospitals, for failing to make charity care accessible to thousands of Washingtonians
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a consumer protection lawsuit against five Swedish hospitals and nine Providence-affiliated facilities for failing to ensure that eligible low-income Washingtonians receive the discounts to which they are legally entitled, and aggressively collecting money from charity care eligible low-income Washingtonians.
Feb 17 2022
AG Ferguson: Center for COVID Control blocked from operating testing centers in Washington while case continues
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office obtained a preliminary injunction in a case against Illinois-based testing company Center for COVID Control. Under the order, the court blocked the company from providing COVID-19 testing services or collect consumer health information in Washington while the case is litigated.