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October 29, 2014 at 3:42 PM

NYT probes lobbying ties of AG Bob Ferguson and former AG Rob McKenna

Update: In an interview, Ferguson says the NYT piece contained critical omissions. In particular, Ferguson said it failed to mention that he was one of the attorneys general who did file a lawsuit against 5-Hour Energy. He said the NYT also failed to mention he’d returned the campaign contribution referred to in the story,…

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Comments | More in Attorney General, State government | Topics: Attorney General Bob Ferguson, former Attorney General Rob McKenna, lobbyists

December 20, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Ethics board calls for clearer rules on gifts to lawmakers

A state ethics panel is calling for clearer rules about how often lobbyists can take lawmakers out for free meals. Writing in response to a recent complaint about meals received by five state senators, the┬áLegislative Ethics Board said this week that unless rules are clarified, it would be “unfair” to punish any lawmaker for getting…

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Comments | More in State government | Topics: doug ericksen, free meals, Legislative Ethics Board