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Grocery Manufacturers Agree to Disclose Donors
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Friday the Grocery Manufacturers Association will disclose who its donors are, as it campaigns against a ballot Initiative 522.
Ferguson's office had planned to take the industry group to court, saying it violated Washington’s campaign finance law that requires donors to be public. The Washington, D.C.-based GMA represents more than 300 companies.
Ferguson’s office says it’s the biggest single donor to the campaign opposing a ballot initiative on labeling genetically modified foods.
Under terms of the agreement with the state, the GMA will create a political committee, register it with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission and file reports on who contributed and how much money they gave.