AUTO has filed a petition with the Public Disclosure Commission requesting adoption of a rule that would end the tens of millions in campaign contributions flowing out of tribal governments to those running for the Legislature and statewide offices. State law forbids candidates from taking contributions of public funds controlled by government entities. To read more, click here.
On August 30, 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision and reinstated AUTO's suit challenging payments out of gas taxes to operators of tribal gas stations. To read the decision or learn more about the suit and the tribal compacts, click here.
The suit challenging the diversion of excise taxes collected on motor fuels to non-highway uses. (HST tax suit)
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