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Tag: Building Industry Association of Washington


Appeals Court sends lawsuit over BIAW money for Rossi in 2008 campaign back to trial court

A legal dispute over the Building Industry Association’s support for Dino Rossi’s gubernatorial campaign in 2008 got a bit of new life today. The state Court of Appeals handed down a split decision that orders additional judicial review in a four-year-old case that alleged improper campaign finance activities by the BIAW and its failure to register as a political action committee.

At issue is whether the BIAW needed to register as a PAC, due to its use of members’ insurance rebates to support Republican Rossi in the 2008 governor’s race. BIAW at the time was a hard-hitting political group which

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