Washington State Office of Attorney General

07/17/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/17/2017 17:48

Washington Budget & Policy Center to pay $30,545 over campaign finance violations

The Center failed to properly report its independent expenditures in opposition to Initiative 1366 in 2015.

A Thurston County Superior Court judge ordered the Center to pay $33,510 in penalties, with half suspended for four years contingent on no violations in that period, as well as $13,790 in attorney fees, court costs and costs of investigation.

The Attorney General's Office enforces the state's campaign finance disclosure law to ensure free, open and fair elections in Washington state. A summary of campaign finance case resolutions is available here.

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The Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.

Contacts:

Brionna Aho, Interim Communications Director, (360) 753-2727; [email protected]