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Tag Archives: Clean Campaigns

Washington State State passes DISCLOSE Act to expose dark money in politics — at last!

Excerpt: Washington State's newly minted Democratic Senate majority notched its first signature legislative win tonight, bringing Andy Billig's DISCLOSE Act to the floor for a vote and easily passing the legislation with the support of several Republicans.
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State of Washington sues Kim Wyman for public disclosure law violations

Excerpt: The State of Washington is suing Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman for multiple public disclosure law violations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office announced in a news release this afternoon. “The complaint alleges the Wyman campaign failed to timely file contribution and expenditure disclosure reports, as required under the state’s campaign finance laws. It also […]
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson requests that Tim Eyman be held in contempt of court

Excerpt: Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he is asking courts in Snohomish and Thurston counties to hold initiative profiteer Tim Eyman and his associates in contempt of court for failing to fully comply with lawfully-issued civil orders seeking documents that would shed light on potential violations of Washington’s public disclosure law. “Despite a […]
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Hillary Clinton commits to introducing amendment to overturn Citizens United

Excerpt: In a video address to Netroots Nation 2016, played during tonight’s closing plenary session in St. Louis, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton committed to introducing a constitutional amendment to overturn the Roberts Court’s horrible Citizens United ruling within her first one hundred days in office. “Today I’m announcing that in my first thirty days as […]
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It’s official: Attorney General Ferguson has a second case against Tim Eyman to prosecute

Excerpt: A complaint alleging that Tim Eyman failed to follow Washington’s public disclosure law back in April when he launched an ad campaign excoriating Democratic lawmakers for not doing his bidding has been returned to Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office for further action by a unanimous Public Disclosure Commission. In an early afternoon teleconference, Commissioners Anne […]
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Tim Eyman broke the law with ad campaign against Democratic legislators, PDC confirms

Excerpt: Initiative profiteer Tim Eyman has once against been busted for serious violations of Washington State’s public disclosure laws. Staff at the Public Disclosure Commission — Washington’s equivalent of the Federal Elections Commission — have finished investigating a complaint filed by NPI partner Washingtonians For Ethical Government several weeks ago which alleges that Eyman and his […]
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Déjà vu: Unmasking of Tim Eyman’s deceptions leads to media field day

Excerpt: Yesterday, September 21st, 2015, felt a lot like February 5th, 2002. That was the day that people all over Washington State woke up to the news that Tim Eyman had confessed to taking over a hundred and fifty thousand dollars of campaign funds for his own personal use while falsely claiming he was working as […]
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Worth noting: Washington State’s elected justices can’t personally solicit campaign cash

Excerpt: On Tuesday, The Seattle Times ran a column from Danny Westneat titled “The trouble with union donations, school cases“, which expressed discomfort over the fact that the Washington Education Association has previously donated money to the campaigns of several of the justices who now sit on our state Supreme Court. Almost from the moment that […]
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