The rough road ahead – campaign finance reform in Washington State

Yesterday, the Seattle Times published an article about my efforts to expose campaign finance violations in Washington State.  I appreciate when the media covers stories like this.  Campaign finance reform is often considered boring,...

State of Washington vs. Jay Manning, cult-funded SuperPAC director exposed

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, another campaign finance lawsuit was filed against Jay Manning in Thurston County Superior Court (see complaint filed yesterday linked here - Thurston Superior Court #17-2-02568-34).  Jay Manning, in his capacity as director...

Governor Inslee vetoes solutions for schools

In a strange, erratic decision, Washington State Governor Inslee vetoed part of a school siting bill this week.  Bill supporters were surprised, but very few accused Governor Inslee of being a logical or reasonable guy.  Bill number...

Spokane Democrats take kid’s cash for secret salary and epic parties

Jim CastroLang, part time pastor and paid executive director of the Spokane Democrats, resigned a few weeks ago. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Unfortunately, recent articles written by this author and multiple investigative articles...

The Hirst Heist and our diminishing legislature

On October 6, 2016,  Futurewise, with the assistance of six Washington State Supreme Court Justices, managed to win the lawsuit lottery.  The Supreme Court ruled in Hirst v. W. Washington Growth Management Hearings Board...

The Devil made them do it – Spokane Democrat Party in serious legal trouble

Last Friday, the Spokane County Democrats received a Public Disclosure Commission complaint about serious campaign finance violations.  The initial response by the newly elected Spokane County Democrat Chair Andrew Biviano was to deny any...

Speaker Chopp pays fine, Senator Hunt just whines

Last week, Democrat Speaker of the Washington State House Frank Chopp paid $6,469 in fines and court costs to the state for a variety of campaign finance laws broken mostly during his uncontested election...

Thurston County Democratic Party sued by Attorney General for financial violations

On Monday afternoon at 4:34 pm, the Washington State Attorney General filed a civil lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court against the Thurston County Democratic Central Committee for a variety of campaign finance violations....

Failed Democrat candidate Purcell fights Washington Attorney General, claims campaign finance laws are illegal

Theresa Purcell failed to win her race for the Washington State Legislature (19th District) in 2016.  Her defeat by Representative Jim Walsh, the first Republican to be elected in this district since World War...

Both failed Democrat candidates for county commission violated laws and are sued by Attorney...

Both Democrat candidates for Thurston County Commissioner seats last year are now under formal investigation and litigation by the Washington State Attorney General’s office.  Last Friday, at 4:53pm a lawsuit was filed in Thurston...

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