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Bob Ferguson

Jul 19 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a crackdown on three deceptive charities that claimed to benefit veterans. These organizations told potential donors that their donations would benefit veterans when, in fact, little to none of the money raised did.
Jul 13 2018
Washington state respects tribal treaty fishing rights. Federal law makes it illegal to enter Indian tribal trust land for the purpose of fishing without the tribe’s permission. 18 U.S.C. § 1165. You may be charged with a misdemeanor crime in federal court if you fish on Indian tribal trust land unless the tribe has given you permission.
Jul 12 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that in order to avoid a lawsuit from his office, seven large, corporate fast-food chains will immediately end a nationwide practice that restricts worker mobility and decreases competition for labor by preventing workers from moving among the chains’ franchise locations. The companies will no longer enforce provisions included in franchise agreements that stop workers from moving to potentially better positions and wages, and will remove the language from current and future contracts.
Jul 5 2018
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson solicitó hoy a un juez federal que ordenara al gobierno federal proporcionar detalles y facilitar el acceso a las víctimas de la política de separación familiar del gobierno de Trump en una agenda expedita. La semana pasada, el Procurador General Ferguson lideró una asociación de 18 procuradores generales para interponer una demanda en Seattle que busca eliminar la política de separación familiar de manera permanente.
Jul 5 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement in response to the resignation of Environmental Protection Administration chief Scott Pruitt:
Jul 2 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today asked a federal judge to order the federal government to provide details about and access to victims of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy on an expedited schedule. Last week, Attorney General Ferguson led a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit seeking to end the family separation policy permanently.
Jun 27 2018
Joint statement of Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME
Jun 27 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 10 other Attorneys General in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency for improperly reversing a rule that prohibited the use of a powerful type of greenhouse gas. This is Ferguson’s 10th lawsuit against the Trump Administration EPA, many over actions undermining efforts to combat global warming.
Jun 26 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed his multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the U.S. southern border. A total of 16 states and the District of Columbia joined Ferguson’s suit, filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.