Senators suggest lobbyists pay for new reporting system

Senators suggest lobbyists pay for new reporting system


AP News, KGMI News Reporting

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Some Washington State Senators want everyone to have better access to lobbyist reports.

A group of lawmakers proposed a bill Thursday that would require lobbyists to pay a $200 annual fee to pay for the development of an electronic reporting system.

Detailed lobbyist reports are currently filed on paper, making it difficult to track details such as which lawmakers they are taking out to restaurants.

Senator Doug Ericksen of Ferndale was accused of getting more meals from lobbyists than any other legislator, but an ethics panel dismissed a complaint against Ericksen.


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