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Office of Attorney General

Article III, State Constitution; RCW 19.86, 43.10

The Attorney General's Office (AGO) provides legal advice and representation in administrative and court proceedings for the state and its officials. The AGO protects consumers and businesses from unfair and deceptive business practices and unfair methods of competition. The AGO assists counties in prosecuting criminal and sexually violent predator cases.

Agency Mission

As an independent constitutional office and legal counsel to state government, we serve the citizens of Washington with the highest standards of excellence, ethics, and effectiveness.
Request 353,573,000
Net change from current biennium 59,554,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 20.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
11,945,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 6,868,715 11,945,000 16,153,000
16,168,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 20,149,117 16,168,000 32,569,000
2,723,000 Public Service Revolving Account - State 2,216,530 2,723,000 3,650,000
1,143,000 New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Acct - State 1,000,411 1,143,000 1,696,000
3,511,000 Medicaid Fraud Penalty Account - State 2,312,760 3,511,000 5,636,000
500,000 Child Rescue Fund - State 500,000 500,000
251,030,000 Legal Services Revolving Account - State 223,778,897 251,030,000 286,635,000
660,000 Local Government Archives Account - State 660,000 372,000
1,606,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 1,606,000 1,602,000
273,000 Tobacco Prevention/Control Account - State 270,986 273,000 273,000
289,559,000 Total Appropriated Funds 256,597,417 289,559,000 349,086,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(993,000) Man/Mobile Home Dispute Resolution - Nonappropriated 830,268 993,000 1,059,000
(768,000) Foreclosure Fairness Account - Nonappropriated 531,978 768,000 247,000
(2,699,000) Anti-Trust Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 5,517,527 2,699,000 3,181,000
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 14,509,699
(4,460,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 21,389,472 4,460,000 4,487,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 146,718,720 144,247,372 78,185,470 175,402,000 178,171,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
40,831,055 17.2% (55,554,047) (20.0%) 131,140,158 59.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,256.8 1,283.7 1,317.1 1,228.0 1,203.6