Stories tagged: campaign finance
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Labrador stops paying wife salary from campaign
After keeping her on the campaign payroll since his first term in Congress, Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador stopped paying his wife, Becca, a $2,022 monthly salary on …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Denney: OK to ‘buy’ a legislator, as long as it’s transparent
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney told lawmakers Wednesday that if it were up to him, he’d be fine with no limits on campaign contributions, as long as all are …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Idaho leaders assign lawmakers to address campaign laws
Idaho’s top legislative leaders have formed a working group to study possible changes to the state’s campaign finance laws.
Wed., June 14, 2017
Mainstream ethics laws overdue in Idaho
The state remains just one of three without financial disclosure requirements for any elected or appointed state official.
Sun., June 11, 2017
Idaho Legislature to re-examine ethics, campaign finance laws
Idaho is one of just three states with no financial disclosure requirements for state legislators – or any elected or appointed state official. It also lacks “revolving-door” laws that in …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Grocery group must pay $1.1 million in legal fees in campaign finance case
A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay $1.1 million in legal fees after it violated state campaign finance disclosure laws.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7:43 a.m.
Port of Tacoma cleared in campaign finance case
A judge has ruled in favor of the Port of Tacoma and two other groups, finding that they didn’t violate campaign finance laws.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Seattle prepares to mail campaign finance vouchers
Seattle is preparing to mail democracy vouchers to registered voters as part of a new campaign finance initiative.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Campaign money pours into Washington state races days before election
More than $136 million in campaign contributions have poured into Washington state races as voters on Nov. 8 decide on the governor’s re-election bid, six ballot measures – including the …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
Labrador spreads campaign money to GOP state legislative hopefuls
During a two-day stretch in late October, Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador sent campaign contributions of either $250 or $500 to 40 GOP candidates for the Idaho Legislature, plus $10,000 …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Trump’s still short on promise to invest $100M into campaign
Donald Trump has repeatedly said he will spend $100 million or more of his own money on his presidential bid. Yet even with a fresh donation, he’d be $34 million …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Secretary of State Kim Wyman accused of campaign finance violations
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.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan named in Tim Eyman campaign disclosure lawsuit
The Washington Attorney General’s Office has filed three claims against Tim Eyman-backed political committees that are also overseen by Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan. Both Eyman and Fagan said they’re …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
Stricter campaign finance and lobbying rules and ending sales tax exemption up for vote in I-1464
Initiative 1464 seeks to toughen state campaign and lobbying laws.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
State Labor Council fined for campaign finance violations
The Washington State Labor Council will pay the state $16,622 over the organization’s failure to file lobbyist employer reports of in-kind and cash contributions properly and on time.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Eye on Boise: Crapo, Sturgill are filling their campaign coffers in Senate race
You may not have heard of Jerry Sturgill – few have – but campaign finance reports suggest he’s quite serious about his challenge to longtime Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 11:28 p.m.
Judge says Tim Eyman violated order to turn over documents
A Snohomish County Superior Court judge has ruled that Tim Eyman and his political committees violated her order to turn over documents by a court-ordered deadline as part of an …
Fri., July 1, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Idaho campaign finance initiative falls short, won’t make ballot
A sweeping campaign finance reform initiative that promised to change the role of money in politics in Idaho has fallen short of the number of verified signatures needed, and won’t …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
Donald Trump campaign broke law by soliciting foreign donations, complaint alleges
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has his own email scandal. In a complaint filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, a pair of non-partisan campaign finance watchdogs alleged that …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: After two-year wait, Idaho court system gets new director
Sara Thomas, Idaho’s state appellate public defender, has been named the new administrative director of Idaho’s courts by the Idaho Supreme Court.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Judge reinstates contribution limits on political parties
A judge reinstated voter-approved limits on the amount of cash Montana political parties can give to candidates on Thursday, nine days after he struck down those limits as unconstitutionally low …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Campaign finance dispute crops up in Idaho Supreme Court race
Robyn Brody’s campaign for the Idaho Supreme Court disputes a finding by the Idaho Secretary of Statethat four donations, totaling $27,000, received from four farm-related businesses exceeded the state Sunshine …
Sun., May 8, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho investigating possible campaign finance violations
Chief Deputy Idaho Secretary of State Tim Hurst says the Secretary of State’s office will be looking into an apparent attempt to evade campaign finance limits by Idaho Falls businessman …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations
A federal jury in Iowa has convicted campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul on charges they conspired to cover up campaign payments to a former state senator.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Initiative proposes sweeping changes to Idaho’s campaign finance laws
Sweeping changes to Idaho’s campaign finance laws are being proposed in a voter initiative, from strict restrictions on campaign contributions from those holding or seeking big state contracts, to banning …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Meet Donald Trump’s maxed-out donors, believers in the cause
The leader of the Republican presidential contest ridicules donors and insists he is a billionaire who wants to “self-fund.” Yet there’s a prominent “donate” button on his campaign website, and …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Campaign to save charter schools spent close to $1.9M
A lobbying campaign to save Washington’s charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers, according to documents filed with the state.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Trump gets zero as Fed employees bestow more money on Democrats
Donald Trump and his main rivals for the Republican presidential nomination all have expressed dissatisfaction with the U.S. Federal Reserve. Campaign donation records indicate the feeling is mutual.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Donald Trump won’t seek repayment for his loans to his campaign, manager says
Donald Trump says he has spent $30 million so far running for president, and his campaign manager says he’s never getting that money back.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
GOP’s Ben Carson spent heavily on consultants, lightly on campaigning
Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won. The political newcomer who said this week he sees “no path” to the Republican nomination raised more money than any