Bob Ferguson http://www.kplu.org en I-502 Author Says Attorney General Got It Wrong On Pot Business Bans http://www.kplu.org/post/i-502-author-says-attorney-general-got-it-wrong-pot-business-bans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s Attorney General buoyed local governments looking to block pot businesses with </span><a href="http://www.atg.wa.gov/AGOOpinions/opinion.aspx?section=archive&amp;id=31773#.Utm-DT-IbCI" style="line-height: 1.5;">a legal opinion issued Thursday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His argument cites the intentions of those who wrote the state’s the pot law, but the initiative’s primary author said he got it wrong.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:34:13 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 12695 at http://www.kplu.org I-502 Author Says Attorney General Got It Wrong On Pot Business Bans GMA: Contributions Reported in Food-Label Fight http://www.kplu.org/post/gma-contributions-reported-food-label-fight <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">An industry group that contributed heavily to defeat a measure that would have required labeling genetically engineered foods says it reported its activity to state watchdogs and hopes to resolve a lawsuit alleging it violated Washington's campaign finance laws.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:32:03 +0000 The Associated Press 11224 at http://www.kplu.org GMA: Contributions Reported in Food-Label Fight Wash. State Wins $610,000 in Google Settlement http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-state-wins-610000-google-settlement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state will receive $610,600 dollars from Google as part of a settlement with 37 states and Washington, D.C.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:51:53 +0000 The Associated Press 11131 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery Manufacturers Agree to Disclose Donors http://www.kplu.org/post/grocery-manufacturers-agree-disclose-donors <p>State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Friday the <a href="http://www.gmaonline.org/" target="_blank">Grocery Manufacturers Association</a> will disclose who its donors are, as it campaigns against a ballot Initiative 522.</p><p>Ferguson's office had planned to take the industry group to court, saying it violated Washington’s campaign finance law that requires donors to be public. The Washington, D.C.-based GMA <a href="http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/MemberDirectory/viewMemberDirectoryAll" target="_blank">represents more than 300 companies. </a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:53:14 +0000 Ed Ronco 10535 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery Manufacturers Agree to Disclose Donors State AG slaps T-Mobile USA for new plans http://www.kplu.org/post/state-ag-slaps-t-mobile-usa-new-plans <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Washington state's chief prosecutor says there's a catch to T-Mobile's new </span>cellphone<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"> plans, which replace the traditional two-year service contract with an installment plan for phone buyers.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">One of the benefits of the new plan is that buyers can cancel their service at any time. But Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the company hasn't told customers that they have to pay the full remaining cost of the phone if they cancel service; they can't remain on the installment plan.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:15:32 +0000 The Associated Press 8564 at http://www.kplu.org State AG slaps T-Mobile USA for new plans Candidates spar over role of Attorney General http://www.kplu.org/post/candidates-spar-over-role-attorney-general <p>Watching television political ads, you might think the job of Washington Attorney General is to be the state's chief criminal prosecutor. It's not. Most of the work is civil, defending state agencies and laws.</p><p>Still, there's been a debate in the campaign between Republican Reagan Dunn and Democrat Bob Ferguson over the importance of criminal prosecution experience.</p><p>(To hear the story, click on the Listen button above.)</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 6772 at http://www.kplu.org