Office of Attorney General
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes
|Other Fund Adjustments||0.0||0||(523)||(523)|
|Lighthouse Resources Inc v. Inslee||2.9||0||1,487||1,487|
|2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes Total||2.9||0||964||964|
|Total Maintenance Changes||2.9||0||964||964|
|2017-19 Maintenance Level||1,185.4||16,168||288,815||304,983|
2017-19 Policy Other Changes
|Medicaid Fraud Control||5.8||0||1,736||1,736|
|2017-19 Policy Other Changes Total||5.8||0||1,736||1,736|
|Total Policy Changes||5.8||0||1,736||1,736|
|2017-19 Policy Level||1,191.2||16,168||290,551||306,719|
The expenditure authority for the Foreclosure Fairness Account is reduced to match anticipated revenue.
The Office of the Attorney General is provided funding to defend a federal lawsuit filed against the Governor, Commissioner of Public Lands, and director of the Department of Ecology. The suit raises significant issues around the scope of a state’s authority to apply its environmental laws to export projects.
In the past year, the number of Medicaid fraud investigations has dramatically increased in complexity and scope. In addition, due to outreach and education of the Attorney General's Office (AGO) partner agencies, fraud referrals and investigations produced by data mining continue to increase in volume and quality. This funding will allow the AGO to meet the state match for an increase in federal funds from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services to better protect the Medicaid program and vulnerable citizens in Washington.