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April 3: Attorney general talks on campaign accountability

Ferguson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Recent record spending by outside groups on Washington ballot initiatives – such as Initiative 522 on food labeling – will be discussed by the state attorney general at noon Thursday, April 3, in Bryan 308. It is part of the Foley Institute Coffee & Politics Series. Pizza will be served; RSVP to vanessa.corwin@wsu.edu.

Among the duties of Attorney General Bob Ferguson is enforcing campaign spending laws. He will address campaign finance disclosure laws and transparency and their importance in both Washington state and Washington, D.C.

Ferguson is Washington’s 18th attorney general. As the state’s chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, the governor and the legislature. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1995.

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