OLYMPIA, WASH. -- The Washington State Senate approved a new campaign finance bill Wednesday that would require nonprofit organizations to disclose contributions to political campaigns. State Sens. Andy Billig, a Democrat, and Joe Fain, a Republican, said they worked together on the bill to increase government transparency at the state level.
"After Wednesday's vote, Senate Bill 5153 now moves to the House for consideration. If it becomes law, it will require nonprofit organizations that can now donate money to political campaigns invisibly to make a quarterly public filing of their contributions. The donations would be viewable via the state Public Disclosure Commission website."