Lobbying firms or lobbyist employers (groups that hire lobbying firms) are required to disclose when they also employ legislators or other state officials, or full-time employees of the State of Washington in the L-7 form. Lobbyist firms or employers must file the L-7 form within 15 days of… read more

The PDC has updated its ORCA online filing systems to allow your campaign to choose between treasurers when certifying C-3 and C-4 reports, if you have more than one treasurer active on your account.

In the past, if multiple treasurers were active on a campaign, the report would… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission met in person for the first time this year on Thursday, Jan. 25. Commission Chair Nancy Isserlis noted it was the first time all five current members of the board met in person.  

Using technology to assist compliance among topics for 2024  planning… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission unanimously voted Dec. 7 to adopt new rules on grassroots lobbying activities.

The term grassroots lobbying can sometimes lead to confusion. Unlike traditional lobbying, in which an individual or a group attempts to influence legislators directly on… read more

Today the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission issued a unanimous order dismissing two complaints alleging that Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s 2024 campaign for governor violated campaign finance reporting rules.  The order implements a stipulation agreed to by  PDC staff and the… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission unanimously voted to adopt inflationary adjustments for lobbying reporting thresholds after a public hearing during its Dec. 7 meeting. The new reporting thresholds take effect on January 8, 2024.

The thresholds will be in effect for January reporting due… read more

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed retired King County Superior Court Judge Douglass North to serve on the Washington state Public Disclosure Commission. 

North said he is excited to dive into all of the issues coming before the Commission, such as… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission welcomed its newest member, retired King County Superior Court judge Douglass North, at its Dec. 7 regular meeting.  North served as a King County Superior Court Judge from 2000 until his retirement in 2022. He continues to serve as a Pro Tempore judge in King… read more

Speaking remotely from Spokane, Public Disclosure Commission Chair Nancy Isserlis began the Commission’s regular Oct. 26 meeting with comments about the success of the agency’s second engagement session, held on Oct 17.  

The session invited discussion on two topics: Upcoming rulemaking… read more

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission is reminding interested parties that it will consider proposals this December to update rules related to lobbying activities in advance of the 2024 legislative session.

The agency is taking public comment on draft rules including … read more