Stories tagged: public disclosure commission
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Tim Eyman – a perennial initiative sponsor and 2020 Republican candidate for governor – concealed more than three-quarter of a million dollars in contributions to previous initiative campaigns, a Thurston …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Commission determines campaign violations by labor-backed PACs active in Spokane election were minor
The Public Disclosure Commission has declined to further investigate complaints against the political fundraising arm of the Spokane Firefighters Union and a union-backed PAC, the Citizens for Liberty and Labor …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
A complaint filed with the Public Disclosure Commission alleges that the firefighters union, which has poured funding behind efforts in opposition to mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward, failed to account for …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
If initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman hasn’t previously put any credence in warnings about Friday the 13th, he might want to start.
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019
Contributions for former television news anchor Nadine Woodward have hit six figures, making her the only mayoral candidate in the crowded field to reach that mark so far. Meanwhile, an …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Attorney for Rep. Matt Shea rebuts PDC complaints over his surplus campaign fund.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
State Rep. Matt Shea’s donations to certain charities from his surplus campaign fund generate a complaint to the state Public Disclosure Commission from a Democratic political watchdog.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Groups supporting Jessa Lewis and other Democratic candidates targeted with ads urging write-in votes for people who aren’t seeking that office filed a complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission. The …
Mon., March 19, 2018
Washington will allow residents to register later, easier and pre-register younger under a series of bills signed Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
State residents would know more about parties who spend money for campaign ads under two bills heard by a Senate panel Friday.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Campaign finance complaints pile up at the Public Disclosure Commission and the state Attorney General’s office as political activists wage war over who’s not following the rules.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
Spokane for Honest Government fined $7,000 for campaign reporting violations in the 2015 city elections.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017
One hundred eighty-five candidates just filed to run for public office in Spokane County. And many of them were in violation of the Public Disclosure Commission rules the day they …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017
The Spokane County Democratic Party faces a lawsuit from the Washington attorney general for failing to report campaign contributions and expenses on time.
Tue., March 28, 2017
The executive director of the state’s campaign finance watchdog says she’s stepping down in May.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017
Glen Morgan, executive director of the group Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, alleges the Spokane County Democratic Party failed to disclose salary expenses for its chairman on 2015 and 2016 …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
David Ammons was named to a five-year term on the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment Thursday. Ammons recently retired from the secretary of state’s …
Thu., July 7, 2016
Washington state’s election watchdog will consider asking the attorney general’s office to take “appropriate action” against initiative promoter Tim Eyman over allegations Eyman failed to disclose independent expenditures related to …
Sat., June 25, 2016
An aide to former Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has been fined for violating state laws during Reardon’s 2011 re-election campaign.
Sun., May 1, 2016
Initiative petitions must have certain things on them, but for now, the five top donors isn’t one of those things.
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015
Stevens County District Judge Gloria Tveit was fined $4,500 for reporting violations in her 2014 re-election campaign
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015
No one should be surprised at the complex financial maneuverings of initiative promoter Tim Eyman; he confessed to engaging in similar tactics 13 years ago.
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
With about two months until Election Day, the elephant in the room is the mayor’s money. Mayor David Condon has outstacked the fat stacks he put together four years ago, …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
OLYMPIA – Legislators could accept as many as a dozen free meals from lobbyists each year under a new rule adopted by their ethics board. But in what could be …
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014
Before it was changed, a recent filing with the state Public Disclosure Commission by Spokane Mayor David Condon’s re-election campaign showed a small contribution that if true was not only …
Fri., April 25, 2014
OLYMPIA – The Washington attorney general is being asked to take legal action against an Iowa group that spent nearly $300,000 to help last year’s food labeling initiative campaign but …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
A state investigation showed Spokane Public Schools employees violated campaign laws when they used public property to promote a school bond and a levy and assist in a board candidate’s …
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
A state investigation showed Spokane Public Schools employees violated campaign laws by using public property to promote a school levy and assist in a board candidate’s campaign.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
Two Spokane City Council members have apologized for using their city email accounts to send campaign messages. Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Amber Waldref sent electronic newsletters to …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
Spokane’s Feb. 12 special election has spawned three official campaign organizations, along with campaign reporting violations. It wasn’t until mid-December when the Spokane City Council decided to hold the Feb. …