The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission today added lobbying data to its online searchable database.
Lobbyist disclosure was enacted through the passage of I-276 in 1972. Paid lobbyists register with the Public Disclosure Commission before lobbying state government and file monthly reports disclosing their compensation, entertainment expenses, campaign contributions given, and other lobbying-related expenditures. State and local public agencies disclose their lobbying-related expenses on quarterly reports.
The new feature gives the better access to private sector and public agency lobbying data, including the ability to perform custom searches. Enhanced features include: