Lobbyists, state staff helped Washington lawmaker’s charity, records show

From Oregon Live:

For years, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen made the nonprofit Strategies for Youth an extension of his official government duties, even as it paid his wife a salary.

Owen’s office staff used taxpayer-funded time to help conduct the operations of the anti-bullying organization that he founded, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press under state public records laws. The Democrat also worked with lobbyists to help raise money for the nonprofit.