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Gov. Jay Inslee releases investigation report into DOC sentencing error

The final report from the governor’s Department of Corrections investigation regarding a sentencing calculation error that resulted in the early release of more than 3,000 prisoners, was released Thursday. The seven-week investigation included interviewing nearly 60 witnesses and reviewing over 134,000 documents provided by the DOC. Continue reading Gov. Jay Inslee releases investigation report into DOC sentencing error

New documents unsealed in state lawsuit against Grocery Manufacturers Association

The Grocery Manufacturers Association made a "systematic effort to conceal the sources of $11 million in contributions" to defeat a 2013 ballot initiative dealing with genetically modified food, according to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who announced this week that new documents were being unsealed in an ongoing lawsuit against the association. Continue reading New documents unsealed in state lawsuit against Grocery Manufacturers Association

Smoking age would rise to 21 in Washington under proposal by attorney general

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is pressing for legislation that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. “Let’s be blunt,” Ferguson said at a press conference Wednesday. “Cigarettes are too easy to get if you are a teenager. This legislation will save lives.” Continue reading Smoking age would rise to 21 in Washington under proposal by attorney general

Gov. Inslee convenes McCleary workgroup, raises possibility of special session

Gov. Jay Inslee is convening a legislative workgroup this month focused on McCleary in an attempt to end the state Supreme Court's $100,000-a-day fine against the state for being in contempt of the court's order to fully fund basic education. Continue reading Gov. Inslee convenes McCleary workgroup, raises possibility of special session
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