Inspections of campaign books in the days preceding an election have new ground rules.

Washington state law has long allowed members of the public to inspect a candidate's or political committee's financial records prior to an election. The inspections provide additional disclosure of… read more

Campaigns and the public will see changes to the way the Public Disclosure Commission handles complaints alleging violations of RCW 42.17A and WAC 390 under a new law that took effect this week.

The modified process was prescribed by Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2938, which was signed… read more

Campaigns that receive online or credit card contributions have new reporting requirements under Washington state campaign finance law.

The changes were part of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2938. This is the fourth of several guides to help explain the legislation, which took effect… read more

Campaigns that wish to take an extra step to wind down their operations can, beginning June 7, file a notice of intent to dissolve with the Public Disclosure Commission.

The new option was part of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2938, which amends RCW 42.17A.225 and RCW 42.17A.235 to… read more

Beginning June 7, Washington state law establishes email as the Public Disclosure Commission's official means of communication.

The new provision was part of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2938. This is the second in a series of guides intended to help explain the legislation.

ESHB… read more

A new state law that takes effect June 7 makes changes to when campaigns must report debts, pledges and initial financial activity.

Public Disclosure Commission staff are working to help candidates and political committees comply with the new requirements. This is the first of several… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission, in special meetings May 9 and May 17, adopted emergency rules to apply Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2938.

The new law creates a new structure and timelines for PDC assessment of complaints, requires a new dissolution process for committees once they… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission today announced that Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed retired Superior Court Judge William Downing to the Commission.

Downing was a highly regarded member of the King County Superior Court bench for 28 years. Since his retirement in early 2017, he has worked… read more

Beginning 30 days before a regular legislative session, a legislator or state executive office holder may not solicit or accept campaigns contributions:

for any candidate for state or local office; to a public office fund; to retire a campaign debt; or for a political committee, including… read more

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