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Attorney General, State of Washington

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Bob Ferguson

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson says that the campaign of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has violated the state’s campaign finance laws by failing to file disclosure reports on time.


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State attorney general asks high court to reconsider charter school ruling

Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider its ruling that Washington’s new charter school law is unconstitutional. “Regardless of one’s feelings about charter schools, the Court’s reasoning in striking them down raises serious concerns about other important educational programs,” Ferguson said in a news release.


Inslee open to special session if schools plan emerges

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OLYMPIA — A group of state senators is pressing state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate Planned Parenthood in the wake of reports the organization sold tissue from aborted fetuses.