After opposition from the Freedom Foundation, the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission has reworked a troubling provision of draft campaign finance legislation it intends to submit to state lawmakers during the 2022 legislative session in Olympia.
The Public Disclosure Commission is preparing a legislative proposal to submit to state lawmakers in 2022 that would inhibit political speech by discouraging organizations from communicating with voters about legislation under consideration in Olympia.
The Freedom Foundation filed litigation this week against the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) in Thurston County Superior Court — its third such lawsuit pending against the state’s campaign finance watchdog over its failure to hold labor unions accountable for breaking state election laws.
Late last week, the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) announced it had opened an investigation into whether a political …
The Freedom Foundation has filed a second complaint with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission against the “Special Account” operated by AFSCME headquarters in Washington, D.C. for failure to disclose millions of dollars in political contributions.
This week, the Freedom Foundation filed six complaints with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) alleging three cities and three unions violated campaign finance laws while opposing local ballot propositions in 2014 that sought to make union dues payment optional for public employees and make collective bargaining negotiations involving public-sector unions and government officials open to public observation.
The Freedom Foundation filed a complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission alleging one of the political funds operated by the national AFSCME violated state campaign finance laws by failing to disclose tens of millions of dollars in contributions received and expenditures made to influence Washington elections.
The Freedom Foundation filed a lawsuit this week against the Washington Public Disclosure Commission in Thurston County Superior Court for mishandling a campaign finance complaint against the Service Employees International Union’s Political Education and Action Fund.
The Freedom Foundation has filed a complaint against the Washington State Council of County and City Employees with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission alleging the union failed to report tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to its political committee and consistently reported other contributions and expenditures late.