Washington lawsuit challenging transparency in political donations could soon be resolved

Two lawsuits that stem from the 2013 election involving Washington state and the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association could soon be resolved in a Thurston County courtroom.

The state sued the trade group, also known as GMA, in late 2013 after the state said the organization knowingly concealed the source of millions of dollars used to fight voter initiative I-522, which would have required the labeling of genetically modified food.

More that $20 million was spent on the "NO I-522" campaign and the initiative was ultimately defeated.

Washington state’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson said it was the largest amount of money ever concealed in a Washington state election. Continue…