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McKenna launches ‘smarter government’ web site; is forming nonprofit that may have advocacy role

Republican Rob McKenna, the state’s leading Republican figure after his vigorous run for governor last year, probably isn’t coming back to public life as a candidate any time soon. But his new web site devoted to “smarter government” ideas is up and running. Within weeks the former Washington attorney general’s other forays back into public policy and politics should become clearer as the details of his nascent and nonprofit Reform Alliance (aka REAL) organization is birthed.

“Today we launch my new website, which will replace my campaign site,” McKenna wrote on his site, which will

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UPDATE – Wash. AG Ferguson filing amicus briefs in support of ‘marriage equality’ in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is filing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in two historic same-sex marriage cases that go before the high court for arguments in late March.

“In our state, the Legislature and the voters have spoken on this issue and came down strongly in support of marriage equality. Our involvement in these two cases is consistent with the will of the voters,” Ferguson said in an interview.

The Democrat said lawyers in his Office of Solicitor General had taken the lead with counterparts in Massachusetts and New York to draft briefs in one

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Wash. AG says federal settlement of mortgage claims giving $1.1B to state residents

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said today that federal reports show the $46 billion national settlement of mortgage claims with big banks has yielded benefits to Washington consumers in excess of $1 billion value. The gains are a result of a multi-state settlement entered into when Republican Rob McKenna was attorney general.

You can read what Ferguson, a Democrat, says about the settlement in a news release, which links to a new report today from the federal Office of Mortgage Oversight. The following excerpt of his news release gives highlights of the benefits in Washington:


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