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Continuity of Operations Planning bill passes state House

Access Washington News - March 3, 2015 - 11:43
Legislation mandating state agencies to establish continuity of operations planning requirements was approved by the state House of Representatives on March 2.

Gov. Inslee statement on Senate approval of transportation package

Access Washington News - March 2, 2015 - 14:39

“I’m glad to see the Senate act on transportation today. I've been pushing for a transportation investment package since my first day in office.

Gov. Inslee statement on Senate approval of transportation package

Governor's Office - March 2, 2015 - 14:39

“I’m glad to see the Senate act on transportation today. I've been pushing for a transportation investment package since my first day in office.

Protecting insurance consumers all year round

Access Washington News - March 2, 2015 - 14:31
This week is National Consumer Protection Week and the OIC is one of the many government agencies that helps protect consumers from financial harm.
So what does that mean for Washington consumers?

Consumer protection is part of the OIC’s mission, which is reflected in the way we do business. Our consumer advocates can help:
In 2014, our consumer advocates fielded 6,135 consumer complaints and helped recover more than $9.5 million in insurance billings, refunds and other claims-related issues for Washington citizens. Read more about the ways we helped consumers in 2014.

We share information of interest to insurance consumers on this blog and through our social media channels. Many of our blog posts are generated by questions our consumer advocates receive from Washington citizens.

More resources for consumers:

Consumer advocates Andy and Barb helping consumers on the phone.   

15-007 State Boating program acquires boat for public education, law enforcement training

Access Washington News - March 2, 2015 - 14:31
The state’s Boating Program today launched its newly acquired 23-foot boat, which will be used to teach boating and water safety to youth and adults, to promote Washington State Marine Parks and to train marine law enforcement officers.

AGO, BBB celebrate National Consumer Protection Week

Access Washington News - March 2, 2015 - 13:03

Agencies Arm Consumers Against ID Theft and Fraud

SEATTLE — Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office for National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7. Both agencies are committed to providing tools and tips to protect consumers from scams and to help them make better purchasing decisions.

AG prosecutors seek to prevent release of Yakima-area sex offender

Access Washington News - March 2, 2015 - 11:25

YAKIMA — The Attorney General’s Office announced today that trial has begun in Yakima County Superior Court in the case of State of Washington vs. David Ramirez, a sexually violent predator civil commitment proceeding.

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